Dr. Peter Senge, author and expert in organizational learning observed, “The organizations that will truly excel in the future will be the organizations that discover how to tap people’s commitment and capacity to learn at all levels in the organization.” Growing the members of your team not only affects the bottom line, but research has proven it shapes the health of your wok environment. And as organizational leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure a growth culture is being developed.
Jack Welch, former CEO of GE, once said, “We can’t guarantee you employment, but we can work as hard as possible to make you employable.” When you invest in your team’s growth, you are giving them a gift that will last beyond their employment with your organization. Unfortunately, some leaders are too scared to train their team because they’re afraid they’ll lose their best players to another company. But remember the the old saying, “The only thing worse then training your team and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.”
Question: How are you investing in your team’s personal growth and development. Do your employees feel better off (not just financially) for working for your organization?