Are you worried that your employees are smarter, more skilled, and better connected than you? Don’t be. If they are, that’s actually a good thing for you. After all, the better they are, the better you look.
If they’re not, you need to help them get there. Employee development is one of the key jobs of a manager. And the larger your organization, the more important it is. The single-most valuable asset any organization has is its talent. Without great employees, nothing else matters.
Where do you start if your organization doesn’t have a formal development program or a dedicated training function? Here are some ideas:
1. Offer opportunities
This is where delegation comes in handy. But you can’t just hand off tasks or projects willy-nilly and expect great results. You need to know what each employee can do well, and what they want to do. You’ll get the best results by delegating to an employee’s strengths and passion. Don’t know what they are? Ask them. Read more about this story on PBJ.com.