Reflecting on twelve years of my professional career, something really strikes me. The ability to move around the organisation I worked in was critical to my development and to the pursuit of my career ambitions. The willingness for my bosses to hear and entertain my ideas were the starting point for me making them to a commercial reality.
On the flip side, the ability for me to move enabled my employer to get incrementally more output from me each time. The openess of my bosses to hear, entertain and support my ideas allowed them to get value and return from them, that otherwise may have gone abegging. The overall facilitative and encouraging approach of my bosses to drive my own development meant that the business optimised the value from their resource and optimised the length of the tenure, to a point way beyond norms for the industry.
The working population is becoming more in tune with and focussed on their individual career goals. The approach outlined above is the most effective way for companies to facilitate staff to pursue their goals. And in doing so, it is the most effective way for businesses to optimise performance levels and retention levels, as well create a niche in the hiring market.
Working with businesses, I create a bespoke program that facilitates you to:
- empower your staff to identify what their long-term career goals are.
- develop a culture where you’re people connect to their career goals.
- create a performance management system that reflects individual ambitions and company objectives.
- implement supporting initiatives to allow the culture to flourish in your organisation.