This last year, I have had opportunities to learn and grow.
Challenge Me: The need to learn and grow is a natural human instinct. Where there is growth, there is innovation.
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Create stretch goals for your employees. These goals should involve acquiring new knowledge and skills that already align with team members’ goals.
Tools for Action:
Use this Engaging Conversations: Learn and Grow Tool to discuss and encourage growth with your employees.
- Inside Gallup Survey Video: Q12
- Entrepreneur Article: Managers Who Create Growth Opportunities See Greater Employee Engagement
- Fast Company Article: How to Create Your Own Opportunities At Work
Three Ways to Challenge Employees to Learn and Grow
An environment that encourages continuous learning
Short-term “stretch” goals that motivate employees to expand their current knowledge or skill set
Career-oriented development plans that align with each person’s strengths and aspirations
For many people, progress in a role distinguishes a career from employment that is “just a job”. To improve and progress, employees need to feel someone or something is challenging them.”