Employees are generally engaged and motivated by self-development. When aligned with the goals and needs of an organisation, self-development can be used to address potential issues and build employee engagement, motivation and confidence.
Personal development plans, or commonly abbreviated to PDP, are plans to reflect on achievement, identify skills and areas for development, setting goals, recording reflection and learning to capitalise on strengths. The development of your employees helps address essential planning that is needed to help operations run smoothly.
Whilst personal development plans are well suited to employees, they’re ideal for managers and leaders to have as a reflection of how they effectively work. As a manager, it’s worth identifying how you work:
- Do you openly communicate with your employees and
- Do you build trustworthy relationships with your employees?
- Do you encourage collaboration, team-working and knowledge sharing?
- Do you spend much time committed to the development of your employees?
- Do you provide employees with a clear vision for the business you are leading?
- How are your employees provided with ongoing 360 feedback?