Developing Employees For Future Success Essay

2088 Words Nov 23rd, 2016 9 Pages
When I think of developing employees for future success, I think of what the words are stating exactly—developing employees. There are also many questions I ask to understand what “development” truly means; What effort goes into developing employees? How do companies develop their employees and why do they invest in developing them? Here we will discuss the relationships among development, training and career management. Not only that, there are many approaches and methods that contribute to developing employees. Among those approaches of development, a manager needs to choose the most appropriate one that can effectively strengthen the employees’ skills, knowledge, and behaviors. Andrew Carnegie said, “It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.”(Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell, page 180) Employee development is an effort between the managers and employees of a company who can work together to improve for future success.

First we can start with answering the question of, “What does developing employees mean?” According to the business dictionary, “employee development is the encouragement of employees to acquire new or advanced skills, knowledge, and view points, by providing learning and training facilities, and avenues where such new ideas can be applied.” (http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/employee-development.html ; last visited 11/20/216) By…

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