Engagement Tip # 8 – Help Them Grow At Work
In addition to feeling valued, help employees want opportunities that allow them to grow professionally. Sending them on a course isn’t always the answer. Invite your employees to come up with ideas on how they can grow their skills on the job and within the organization. Learning can be an individual endeavour or shared amongst a team. It can be as simple as having an employee read and share their findings from an article on a best practice related to their job, reading a book and sharing the nuggets of learning they got from it, leading a meeting, leading a small project, or attending a webinar. Leaders who are committed to continuous learning work closely with their employees to find many opportunities to help them grow. The benefits to the employees and their organizations are nothing short of engaging.