Do you agree with me? As Albert Einstein used to say: ‘all that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual.’
As business owners, managers and entrepreneurs it is our duty to ensure that our employees and collaborators are offered opportunities to growth, develop new skills and contribute with their ideas to the vision of the organisation.
We believe that a confident and skilled workforce is paramount for business sustainability and success and we strive in supporting businesses sharing the same vision.
Challenges with Professional Development
Quality – as a business owner, manager or entrepreneur, one of the challenges to overcome is the large amount of options and information available in the market. So, what to choose and where to go? Why choose a provider instead of another? How can you ensure that the programme of investment will bring the return expected? How would you know that the programme is the right one for your employees? A large proportions of training and development activities are considered not to be relevant, ineffective and offer poor value for money.
Participation – sometimes logistic is an issue and lack of detailed planning is the deterrent for a successful and meaningful development programme. Also when training needs are not analysed and supported by effective activities that will bring changes to the organisation, employees lose interest and are not motivated to participate and co-operate.
Perception – your employees may not feel confident enough to ask for more opportunities – maybe they think they are not available – and settle down for what the current circumstances are offering making them feel demotivated and not valued enough by the organisation. Or, on the contrary, they receive offers of professional development opportunities as a challenge to their competences and ability to carry out the job they have been employed to do. Furthermore, if they are not involved in the decision-making process they will feel that the organisation will benefit more than the individual on a personal level.
The real problem is in fact, that to maintain a motivated and committed workforce, we must involve them into the strategic planning, consider their needs and interest and then offer a proposal that will engage them fully, bringing into consideration opportunities for growth, both professionally and personally. By sharing a vision of an organisation in continuous development, founded on mutual support and encouragement, you will put yourself in a winning position of constant and steady success.
This means that as business owner, manager or entrepreneur you should consider investing some time in thinking about what ‘really’ your employees need and wish to develop and then consider options that will bring positive advantage to both parties. Then consider the best options that will satisfy the three main elements of any business decision: quality, money and resources.
The good news is that we may be able to work with you to implement strategies and techniques to ensure you move quickly towards the direction of a profitable and highly performing business.
Our programmes are designed to develop employees’ skills and knowledge and prepare them to become actively involved in the strategic thinking of the organisation.
We offer a flexible and tailored approach to learning determined by the particular needs of the organisation, employers and workforce to guarantee a relevant and successful learning experience.
All our training solutions can be delivered in-house or at a venue suitable to your requirements.
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