The Importance of Growing People
The struggle to finding a work-life balance is real. We all strive to make the connection between what we do on the clock and what we do in our spare time, which is why personal development in the work place is a must. Growing people before your business is one of the easiest way to have build a reputable company. Understanding that neither work life nor home life are completely separate from each other is a great place to start when growing people. Check out a few our our top reasons for developing people for a successful business.
“By crafting a team of exceptional individuals, you make opportunities for them to teach and spread your culture.”
It’s the law of attraction and the same thing applies with your business: put out what you want to receive. Having and investing in awesome people attracts other awesome people. With culture being one of the frequently used buzz words in any given work place, it’s important to actually create one worth talking about. Having a reputation of happy, talented people in your business pulls in the creative powerhouses, adding to your already flourishing culture. By crafting a team of exceptional individuals, you make opportunities for them to teach and spread your culture. New hire? Cool, let one of your employees train them in the ways of your awesomeness.
When people feel good about their job and coworkers it’s because they know that they work in a place where they can grow; it’s actually something you can feel. The overall energy of your office buzzes and productivity soars. Creating a space for people to flourish in boosts workflow on both the individual level and as a team. Meetings are streamlined, work is cranked out, and the overall vibe of your business skyrockets. One of the ways we ensure continuous growth is to challenge each other by assigning difficult tasks. Giving people things you know they will struggle with will force them to break out of their comfort zone, expanding the tools with which they attack their work. Give them the hard stuff. Help them through the struggle. But know that there is a cap to the amount of growth that someone can achieve from hardships.
Creating an environment where people can thrive makes them want to stay. When your employees are doing something they love in a place that offers continuous growth, it becomes so much easier to hang onto those amazing people, the ones who help your business prosper. When you want them to be there, and when they enjoy coming in, there’s a mutual feeling of trust that only adds on to your cohesive culture.
Your employees and/or fellow coworkers are the fundamental building blocks of your business. With each of them playing such a pivotal role in the success of their workplaces, their growth and well being really do matter. The work force is slowly shifting from grueling hours at a place that saps energy to work spaces full of rich culture and amazing opportunity. Build your team of talented and motivated people by investing in them, both in and out of the office.