Engaged, motivated workers are more likely to stay with an organization. That means less turnover. Engaged and motivated employees also are more productive. Unmotivated employees can drag down the whole team.
Being an agent of change for an organization’s culture requires solid strategic and communications skills. Those experienced in helping organizations to change their culture confirm that it can be a massive undertaking.
Individuals who receive formal training, such as CPED’s Manager Boot Camp, have a deeper understanding of the role, improved communication skills, more effective feedback methods, improved conflict resolution, and the skills to manage effectively during times of change.
Strategic thinking may not come naturally to all your team members, but it is a skill you can help them develop.
Professional development is evolving from completing a course to a lifelong journey to learn and grow. Here are five professional skills that with a little extra focus and development can help enhance your career.
As we move to higher levels of the organization, it’s not always our job to make decisions – it’s our job to make sure decisions get implemented. This takes intentionality and an understanding that our “value” to the organization becomes more difficult to see. As with the transition from functional expertise to leadership expertise, our value goes from short-term wins and projects to long-term strategies that increase value to the organization over time.
There are several resources that will help you grow in your professional development. Some of the most accessible resources are books. We compiled this reading list to help get you started.
If you’re dead set on having employees physically in an office building even if it’s not essential to your business, you’ll likely lose out on finding and keeping good employees.
Is your leadership style outdated, or are you well prepared to manage the evolving workforce? If you define yourself as a leader, you operate on trust and believe that people want to work, enjoy their work, and will do their best work in an environment of trust and accountability.
Managing well, whether in-person or at a distance, requires the same skillset. You’ll need to coach, give timely and actionable feedback, set priorities, clarify expectations, protect your team’s time, and use one-on-ones to increase engagement, certainty, autonomy, meaning, progress, and social inclusion.