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Employee Development Programs
Where will we be in the future?
And can we afford to lead without a plan?
Thank you, for the opportunity to speak to you about the importance of having a well developed and implemented Employee Development Program.
Hello, My name is Sandra Acol and for the next few minutes I will be sharing with you the following key topics:
1. We will be discussing what is an Employee Development Program?
2. What benefits does an employee development program provide our organization?
3. Who all benefits for the program.
4. And how does it all work together.
An Employee Development Program is often tied to a company’s mission statement, its designed to support its goals, by fostering the company’s core values, as it relate to its business desired outcome, of creating a positive work place environment, as well as, to prepare its talented leaders on how to manage its workforce. (Noe, R., 2010)
Raymond Noe, defines employee develop as “formal education, job experiences, relationship, and assessment of personality and abilities that help employee perform effectively in their current or future job and company.”
An employee development program is designed to orient an individual employee with tools to prepare them for future positions within the company. (Noe, R., 2010)
A development plan plays an important role in ensuring a company’s workforces possess the required components in which to compete in a global market, equipped to deal with diversity and social changes generated by the advancements of technology. In a continues effort to lead our company down a road, full of success and longevities.
An effective well-supported employee development program will pay-back big dividends, saving our company money due to the reduction in cost of training new employees associated with employee turnover. Allowing our company to receive financial gains that can be used to fund other programs, fosters an environment that establishes trust and understanding; increasing employee moral, that produces cost saving in areas of recruiting and hiring. Simply because we will be better equipped to move our talented employees within, to establish a stable work environment; resulting in little impact due to change, and increase employee work performance. (Noe, R., 2010)
A well developed and thought out implementation program supported by document, shows positive result that benefits us in two ways: by fostering a work environment of mutual respect by showing employees that they matter and are valued. With this creates a workplace of collaboration and a willingness to get the job done simply because their efforts are recognized and valued by upper management. (Noe, R., 2010)
As well as, develops a stronger management team able to create a positive work environment in which employees want to work within, by producing effective leaders, willing and able to motivate their workforces to successfully surpassing companies achievement.
Who benefits from having an employee development program “everyone”? Both side’s benefits from a more positive environment, that produces healthy and happier employees that are well equipped, to handle today’s market to meet our companies goals.
A few stragies that I recommend be added to the plan are:
To be able to understand our strength and weakness, one must ask the hard questions, and be assets in these areas in which to be able to move forward. By using this activity together one will be able to understand what’s needed both from the individual employee and what is in the best interest of the company. By analyzing the information from different perspective such as peers, customers, ones self, managers, and subordinate one can alien an individual aspiration to fit within our organizational needs. Creating a partnership that grows with time and produces a positive return on our company’s investment. (Noe, R., 2010)
Positive Organizational Scholarships (POS) have made large contribution to the understanding of “Domains of Excellence”. In a 2008 journal article of Organizational Behavior the term was defined as a compassionate person who can empathize with a person who is suffering and take action in a manner that ease the individuals suffering. (Pace, A. 2010)
And because of this new enlightenment a new perspective to this approach has been documented to produce positive results for companies that have adapt and implement employee development programs that include this mythology.
POS outline elements that create positive leadership environments within an organization. It breaks it down into four areas:
Positive Climate – that generates positive demeanors that have the abilities to overcome negative emotion that affect the workplace. (Pace, A. 2010)
Positive Relationship – enriched partnership that fosters mutual respect in a working environment. That creates an atmosphere of energize, inspired individuals that are motivated. (Pace, A. 2010)
Positive Communication – open form type of communication that fosters affirmation, and respect between individuals. (Pace, A. 2010)
Positive Meaning – a universal human need to be apart of a nurturing environment. This is accomplished when employee’s have a feeling of fulfilled and believe to be valued, providing a sense of empowerment by being allowed to participate in their companies achievement and being recognized for doing do. (Pace, A. 2010)
Through POS's discovery of these four elements have provided us with road maps in which we can follow to design employee development programs to teach us to embrace the fact that negativity in the workplace can’t be completely erased but through a development program one can learn and develop the means in which to handle and defuse situations, turning them into more positive workable solution. Changing the blame game, to what do we need to get back on track. (Pace, A. 2010)
We have identified the importance of having a program that can take individual goals and match them with our organizational needs.
How core values and mutual respect create enriching work environments in which produces happier and healthier people to work with.
And how development programs can help prepare managers to lead and motivate its employees to increase productivity.
In turn, all working together to create a work environment that is pleasing to workforce, and ensuring the success of our company through the assurance of a positive return on our investment, our workforce.
This concludes my presentation on the positive impact an Employee Development Program will offer our companies and our employees.
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and development: Why a hearty investment in employee training and development is so important. Workforce Management. Retrieved fromttp://www.workforce.com/archive/feature/training-development/roi-employee-training-development/index.php?ht
Individual Development Plan