(and what you can learn from the Bible)
Imagine constantly being between a rock and a hard place. Balancing receiving orders and issuing requests. Being responsible, but not a decision maker. Managing subordinates and dealing with temperamental bosses.
Or the end-goal of employee development programs
To try and explain why motivation is important in every journey, be it personal or professional, is a bit like trying to reinvent the wheel. It can’t be done. Motivation is such an intrinsic human characteristic that its presence is axiomatic. Motivation is the main driver of all human actions. In healthy amounts, it makes the difference between success or failure. We specified “healthy” amounts because, as the saying goes, too much of a good thing is a bad thing. Any of the extremes can be harmful – being over-motivated and lacking discipline can lead to a waste of resources, human or otherwise; being under-motivated can lead to failure or serious deficiencies.
Taking care of your employees means offering them the opportunity to grow
Keeping up with the times in an ever-changing business scenery is vital in order to survive and thrive. To be able to do this, you need to be informed and constantly updated in every matter and department. This is where the development programs come into action, training employees and preparing them for any situation that lies ahead. Chosen or created accordingly, and implemented correctly, development programs are a great way of killing two birds with one stone. They quench an employee’s thirst for personal growth, and, in doing so, they supply companies with proficient workers, who lead the business to success.
Get others to do stuff
You want to ask for a raise. The project at hand would benefit tremendously from some changes you have in mind, but you need to ask for a deadline extension. Maybe you’d just like the office temperature to go down a couple degrees, but the thermostat is right near that always-freezing colleague of yours. Whatever the reason, keeping a set of general, basic negotiation guidelines close at hand is always a good idea. And here they are.