Growing Team = Growing Organisation

How many organizations face people problems? And how many of such organizations think it’s too late to resolve these problems?

People development more or less means helping your organizational team to do better, to help them achieve their goals with ease and to support them through the rough patches.

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     Attitude                                   Skills                                      Knowledge

These are the three key aspects of training that an organization invests in and obviously, the skills and knowledge are given more importance. But let’s ask ourselves how much of a role does attitude play in organization.

Let’s ask the basic question, why is people development important?

Well, clearly, to do better in business, an individual needs to have a combination of a variety of skills, people and technical. Only then will he/she be an effective contributor to the team. A strong team means better results and better results obviously mean growth.

That is the fundamental reason to help your team do better. Another one is gaining trust and loyalty. When you help a person grow they not only start trusting you but also become fiercely loyal towards you and the organization and isn’t such a team the foundation of a strong organization?

Most organizations, for apparent reasons concentrate on knowledge and skill development of their team. This is important because it helps with the day to day functions and can be translated into work with immediate effect. Knowledge and skill development is what will thrust the organization further and help one achieve the set goals.

But how important is it to develop life skills in your people and teams?

Unfortunately, many organizations turn a blind eye to this aspect of training and run into trouble at a later stage. The good news is, it’s never too late to help your people develop.

However big or small your team is, it is very important for them to trust each other, to help and support each other.

I’m sure everyone has heard the story of the crab bucket where the fisherman states, “If there is one crab in the bucket it would surely crawl out very quickly. However, when there are many crabs in the bucket, if one tries to crawl up the side, the others grab hold of it and pull it back down so that it will share the same fate as the rest of them.”

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Now ask yourself, is that the kind of team you want in your organization?

Or would you like it the other way round, where your team members are helping each other move forward?

The choice is obvious.

If you wish for a team that pushes forward, together and with solidarity then invest in their overall development which includes life skills and help them understand the importance of moving forward together. A stronger, united team can achieve things that you may not have dreamt of.

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