Team Building and Productivity | Depend on Your People
Businesses can win in the difficult market conditions today but are facing the talent road-block. Can they find the best people and retain them? The way to achieve this position is to develop a laser-like approach to talent. When managers and executives have created a business replete with the most skilled people, they place themselves in the ideal spot to execute for results. Building your business with a core commitment to people development puts the company in the talent drivers seat. Lack of attention to training and development puts the business behind the competitive eight-ball against the competition.
The premise here is referred to as “building depth” in all the individual’s on the team. If a manager has too many weak spots in the talent of the team, the ability to complete new tasks successfully is impaired. Assignments fall behind schedule or stretch out because the needed skills or knowledge are not in place when needed. The manager may have to spend more money to go outside for contract specialists to get the job done. The expense increases to execute where the abilities are not in place. Work has to stop to make quick upgrades in the abilities of the team and the outcomes may not be as good.
Constant Development of The Team Produces Permanent Benefits
For a manager to be in the best position to complete important work assignments, hiring talented people and increasing the talents of existing staff are the keys. The ever increasing development of the business unit helps to put the manager in a position to pursue important assignments. The manager has the confidence of knowing the team is prepared for the task at hand. While a business unit may never have 100% of the needed know-how, they will be close enough to gain what is needed in short order.
New hires have more help and assistance available on a solid bench-strength team. The training orientation of constant learning and focus on growth places new people in a “quick study” environment. The new and less experienced team members start off with the right attitude about growth and development because the culture of the team is based on it. The manager is able to attract better people because of the reputation for high-performance and people development for this team. People like to be part of a winning unit. The manager who invests in development is paid back many times over by just in being able to attract new talent alone.
Absolutely Expect Growth from Every One
Creating depth requires a commitment to growing people. You get what you expect here. Best to expect growth. The manager can not wave a magic wand and all of a sudden get high-performance. Developing the abilities of the business unit must be inherent in the philosophy of the company. This depth of ability on the team comes about by seeing every project or assignment as having learning opportunities within. Projects and tasks provide a platform to do the work and grow at the same time. By building well-trained people, you have automatic trainers within the team. Mentors are created. This attitude must be a core value.
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