When companies call for help, it is often a reaction to something negative that is happening. People problems aren’t something that just gets solved and never pop up again. People grow and change over time and so do their needs. What a new hire needs is vastly different than what an executive leader needs.
In addition to what they need, employees are craving opportunities to grow and excel in their work. According to a Gallup study, “Employees used to expect to work for a boss. Now, they’re looking for a coach. Because they don’t just want to be satisfied with their role or their job. Your employees want personal and professional development, immediately and for the future.”
With this growing demand from employees for support in their development, the potential for business growth is a given. We know that we need to provide employee development and support, individuals and teams are more engaged in their work and better equipped to do it well.
Unfortunately, the same Gallup study reports that:
- 30% of employees strongly agree that their manager involves them in goal setting
- 27% strongly agree the feedback they receive helps them do their work better
- 22% strongly agree their performance is managed in a way that motivates them
- 19% strongly agree that they talked to their manager about steps to reach their goals
These numbers are way too low. How would your employees answer these questions? How can you do better?
As the infographic shows, employees gain competencies at each stage of development. If you can support their individual and team growth, retention is high, morale is higher and the bottom-line soars.
The Conversations That Matter works with exceptional companies every day to provide assessments, training, and coaching. The leaders in these programs have a higher level of engagement in their work, better connections with their teammates and less stress all around.
What could your company accomplish if employees were supported in this way?
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