Your employees are your greatest asset! Therefore it makes sense to invest in them & create the BEST workforce you can have!
Does your workplace allow your employees to be energetic and alive? Are there enough opportunities being created to allow them to reach out & take ownership of their own personal growth? Take a step back and imagine what your employees would like to see happening that allows them to use their own initiative & improve their own skills & learning. What support are staff given with new challenges? Tap into your employee’s talents and unleash their potential in new ways that benefit both you and your business.
Ensuring that there is a connection between individual, team & department goals with those of the company is a winning strategy. Creating a nurturing culture does take consideration and time but the long-term goals far outweigh a one-off fundraiser or “dress-down Friday”. Investing in your employees will develop acommitted, passionate workforce who will deliver your long-term goals and move you closer to realising your own vision.
Are you providing the following opportunities?
– to increase staff morale & well-being
– to increase skills
– to get involved in decision-making & setting goals or targets with others
– to empower staff by giving them more responsibility and/or accountability
– to provide regular feedback on their performance and targets
– to assist staff in turning things around & be positive when things go wrong
– to get to know each others’ strengths & weakness to improve team performance
– to inject fun in the workplace
It is true that there is a risk element that staff will leave, however it could also be argued that if staff are not developed or nurtured then the business will, in effect, not grow. Is it not better to invest in people and assist them in getting qualifications or a better skill set that then benefits the credibility of the business too?
Developing people is about creating opportunities to help them grow. Nurturing people goes a little deeper – a culture where people are supported with personal and professional growth opportunities; where reflection, evaluation and support play a key part in coping when there are mistakes or failures. A nurturing culture does not mean pandering to every need but it does mean giving time, care, support and positivity. A positive attitude can nurture optimism, motivation & success in others as well as yourself.
What are your thoughts on a creating a nurturing culture in the workplace?