Aligning skills with potential for high performance
Cricket skills might be handy for your company sports day, but they’re difficult to harness in your average workplace (unless you’re a professional cricket team).
However, there’s plenty of evidence to show that:
- matching the right skills to your organisation’s strategic goals is the catalyst for long-term success
- investing in your people’s learning and development creates a more engaged and motivated workforce
- develop greater capacity to drive business decisions
- become leaders to their colleagues
- proudly represent your business brand
A lack of engagement among these employees leads to:
- lacklustre performance
- poor decision-making
- toxic workplace cultures
- increased risks
- lost productivity
- brand damage
- legal strife
Linking competencies to performance goals allows you to identify skill gaps for:
- creating tailored training through interactive software to
- developing the skills each employee needs to be proficient and confident in their role.
- matching performance outcomes to training outcomes
- tweaking the process to develop each employee to their peak potential.
- happen in real time
- occur through regular communication
- are placed as a high priority for both employees and managers
The crucial ingredient in all of this is leadership. To create a learning culture that leverages industry-leading training processes, your leaders need to be the champions of this culture.
A learning culture is about developing agility. That means having the flexibility to restructure roles to align with strategic goals, and developing training programs for maximising your employees’ performance.
It’s a fluid process that would’ve been difficult to achieve in years past, but the advent of seamless and responsive training technology now allows us to fine tune performance through learning at lightning speed.