Untapped Potential: 5 Tips to Help You (and Your Team!) Grow

April 7th, 2017

It’s no secret a professionally developing team of employees directly benefits your business; however, did you know when employees feel they are growing within their workplace, they are much more likely to find fulfillment and stay with their employer? Today more than ever, it is important to continually hone employees’ skills and provide opportunities for career planning and professional growth. Consult these five proven tips to help you, as well as your team, grow and thrive in today’s fast-paced work environment:

  1. Set individual and team-based goals. When employees understand the big picture, they are better equipped to work towards a shared overarching goal. It is also important to recognize each employee has their own skill set and professional goals. Take time to talk with each employee and openly discuss where they want their career path to lead.
  2. Provide opportunities for experience. It is vital for your employees to gain experience outside of their day-to-day role, especially if they want to move up the ladder into a management position. Look for ways to take your employees under your wing or opportunities for them to take the lead on a project or meeting – not only will this help them grow, it will add to your skill set as a mentor!
  3. Don’t give them all the answers. As the manager or supervisor, you are the person your employees will turn to when they need help. When coaching your employees to become leaders, it is sometimes necessary to use discretion and leave them hanging just enough to find the solution on their own.
  4. Teach the power of networking. Regardless of your job title or level of seniority, networking is a beneficial skill to possess. This is why it is so important to teach your team to effectively network. Consider starting small within your own company and encourage your employees to branch out beyond the employees they already know within your team.
  5. Consult the professionals. One of the best ways to grow professionally yourself, as well as help your team, is to bring a professional career coach. These experts know the ins and outs of the Oklahoma City job scope and are well versed in recognizing and sharpening individual employee skill sets.

Helping your team grow is equally beneficial to your employees, you as a manager and your company. With more than two decades’ worth of experience and networking, 1st Staffing Group prides itself on being Oklahoma City’s top professional staffing resource for job seekers and employers alike. To learn more about our proven career coaching methods, contact 1st Staffing Group today!

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