The manager was frustrated. “I’m losing my skills,” he said, “I’m not growing here. The challenges are routine and they’re not willing to invest in me.”
People are assets that can grow in value, or stagnate. The worst get comfortable and coast. The best want to be stimulated and challenged. As the economy recovers the people most likely to jump ship are those who are most capable but feel held-back. More money can help in the short-term, but the best solution is to recognize that your best assets demand and deserve continuing investment. The two best kinds of investment are 1. new responsibilities to broaden knowledge and provide rapid learning, and 2. coaching to give insight into how they are perceived and provide immediate structure for improvement progress.
What are you doing to invest in your key human assets?
Bob Legge works with companies to improve individual and organizational performance. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, mid-size companies, non-profits, education and government. To find out more, contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (585) 305-7853. Bob’s website is http://www.boblegge.com.