There is someone at work who encourages my development.

Help Me Grow: Every employee needs help navigating the course of their career. Employees want to know there is someone looking out for and encouraging them to grow and develop, helping to push them beyond their current thinking.

Try This Now:

Develop your employees by providing exposure.  Expose your employees to new work teams, stretch assignments or special projects that align with their development goals.

Tools for Action:

Use this Engaging Conversations: Employee Development Tool to make development discussions a routine part of your conversations with employees.

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Originally produced by Gallup. Adapted with permission.

Three Ways to Encourage Development


Individualized: Customized for each team member and consistent with their current role

Intentional: Directed and purposeful for each person

Ongoing: Continuous process throughout each person's work life cycle (from onboarding to promotion)

One common misunderstanding that many people have is that “development” means “promotion.” Development is a process for understanding each person’s unique talents or strengths and finding roles, positions and projects that meet them.”
- Gallup