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This article was originally posted by ASTD in honor of 2012 Career Week. In honor of its annual Career Week, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) partnered with Bev Kaye and me to conduct a survey designed to surface a variety of career-related issues. One dimension focused on collecting stories from members about…
Becky Robinson is guest posting today, and she shares, “I use ideas from Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go nearly every day. As the leader of a new – and growing – team, my most important job is equipping and developing my team to do the work of our company.”
Although employee and career development ten to serve different objectives, it’s frequently possible to discover the creative crossings where the two meet … if managers look, listen, and watch for the signs.
Well-intentioned talent management systems are frequently to blame for undermining the quality of career conversations. Development doesn’t occur on schedule, it happens a little bit every day, on the employee’s schedule, through intentional interactions and conversations.
There are several deliberate steps that managers can take to connect the work with what matters most to people. Small actions that help employees create their own personal connect between the work they do now, and the goals they have for the future.
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