10 Ways to Foster Employee Development

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10 Ways to Foster Employee Development

  1. 1. 10 WAYSTO FOSTER EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT Here are 10 tips for cultivating and sustaining employee development! Wednesday, March 19, 14
  2. 2. #1 - PRACTICE GRATITUDE Challenge yourself to write down 3 new things each day that you are grateful for over the course of 21 days. 10 Ways to Foster Employee Development Wednesday, March 19, 14
  3. 3. #2 - JOURNAL DAILY Write for 2 minutes each day about a positive experience that you had - it can be anything. Over time it trains your brain to be grateful and optimistic. 10 Ways to Foster Employee Development Wednesday, March 19, 14
  4. 4. #3 - ALTERYOUR LENS Alter the lens through which you see the world. For example, in news or current events, look for the good in any situation or event. 10 Ways to Foster Employee Development Wednesday, March 19, 14
  5. 5. #4 - MEDITATE FOR 8 MINUTES Take 8 minutes out of your day to meditate. No screens, no smartphones, just close your eyes and meditate.This helps us to get over some of the cultural ADHD we get from multitasking. 10 Ways to Foster Employee Development Wednesday, March 19, 14
  6. 6. #5 - EMAIL A CO-WORKER Write a short, positive and friendly email to a co-worker or friend once a day. 10 Ways to Foster Employee Development Wednesday, March 19, 14
  7. 7. #6 - DEFINEYOUR PURPOSE Let your employees define their duties or position. Really force them to think about their purpose and the difference they make at the company beyond the day-to- day duties. 10 Ways to Foster Employee Development Wednesday, March 19, 14
  8. 8. #7 - STRESS AS A CHALLENGE 75% of job success is the result of 3 things: optimism, social support, and the ability to see stress as a challenge. Change the way you think about stressful situations and you’ll notice a change. 10 Ways to Foster Employee Development Wednesday, March 19, 14
  9. 9. #8 - NURTURE CREATIVITY Not only should you let employees think of new processes, but use their input to make them feel valued. Creativity is most cultivated when people feel like it matters. 10 Ways to Foster Employee Development Wednesday, March 19, 14
  10. 10. #9 - ROTATE ASSIGNMENTS Repetition breeds boredom. Instead, let employees use their best judgement to prioritize tasks and implement processes. 10 Ways to Foster Employee Development Wednesday, March 19, 14
  11. 11. #10 - REVERSETHE FORMULA FOR HAPPINESS Right now, we are taught that if we work hard, we will get a good job and then we will be happy. Change that to be: if we are already happy, we will enjoy our job and subsequently work harder. 10 Ways to Foster Employee Development Wednesday, March 19, 14

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