8605-409 Managing Personal Development
- May 23, 2022
- Posted by: admin
- Category: ILM Level 4
Work-related personal development, or professional development in an organisational context, is a broad process of developing the potential that focuses on developing a person for more senior management roles and often goes beyond the immediate requirements of the job in which they are employed. Individual development is frequently based on experience, education, and training.
Employers are increasingly conscious of the importance of investing in their employees, and many have structures and processes in place to facilitate employee training and development. However, managers must also take personal responsibility for renewing and updating their skills and knowledge throughout their careers. Personal development is a lifelong process of nurturing, shaping, and improving skills and knowledge to achieve maximum effectiveness and remain employable.
Personal development does not always imply upward mobility; rather, it entails enabling people to improve their performance and realise their full potential at every stage of their careers. Individuals can improve their performance by using a constructive approach to personal development planning (PDP). Professional development is setting goals and learning new skills to help you grow and succeed at work. It can lead to a promotion or a job change or help you do better in your current job. Professional development includes the following elements, regardless of where it leads you: creating a vision of success, understanding the skills required to succeed, formal or informal assessments, and an individual development plan. Each of these elements will be covered in detail in this information pack.
Personal Development’s Advantages To the individual: Developing enthusiasm to become more effective at work Learning new skills Refreshing existing skills Overcoming problems and discovering better ways to do things Improving opportunities and readiness for advancement/promotion/more senior roles. Message to the organisation: Increased effectiveness and efficiency Maintaining proficiency levels Revenue growth due to the application of knowledge and skills Increased dedication to the organisation Having people who are qualified and ready for advancement Increasing capacity to produce more Staff retention has improved as a result of improved retention. The organisation’s image has improved, making it easier to recruit new talent. The application of new technologies and methods opens up new possibilities.
Benefits of Personal Development
To the individual:
- Developing enthusiasm to become more effective at work
- Overcoming problems and discovering better ways to do things
- Improving prospects and readiness for advancement/promotion/more senior roles
To the organisation:
- Improved commitment to the organisation
- Having people who are suitable and ready for promotion
- Increasing capacity for greater output
- Improved retention – staff stay with the organisation
- Improved image of the organisation, making it easier to attract new talent
- Greater possibilities through the application of new technology