The great benefits of a tailored skills framework for your team. It’s more than just a win-win!
Updated: Nov 9, 2021
If you are a manager who wants to support your team members in reaching their full potential by helping them grow and keeping them happy, motivated and engaged then you need a skills framework.
Why? Because without, any endeavour to create a learning culture (which you totally should do!) is like sailing across the Atlantic under a cloudy sky without a compass.
Create a win-win-win-win-win scenario
When asking any manager,“Who benefits from using a skills framework?” you will likely hear the answer, “Everyone, really!” And indeed, implementing a framework as part of your learning and development strategy is a rare chance to genuinely improve the lives of everyone involved.
A tailored skills framework lets you create an insanely powerful and sustainable WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN situation (yes, that’s a quintuple win!)
Individual team members
Individual team members benefit from a tool they can use to highlight their existing strengths and opportunities to grow. It helps them feel empowered with a clear pathway of growth in their skills and career. This leads to…
Your team as a whole
The team as a whole benefits from a “common language” as an effective way to communicate in regards to their skills. Knowing their strengths and potential gaps gives them a clear picture of their development pathway and encourages cross-pollination of their skills through organic peer coaching. Which means that…
You, the manager
You gain a clear picture of your team which allows you to effectively support and develop them while still driving towards your business goals. You can quantifiably measure progress and outcomes further helping with engagement, decision making and team satisfaction. This results in…
Your team is happy, engaged and performing well, which means that the area of the business is performing better. Business leaders also have a way to effectively communicate strengths, gaps and workforce development progress to other important stakeholders.
And also: Great teams create great products and provide services that customers love! A true win-win-win-win-win!!!
You need to continually improve your team’s skills or risk being left behind. If you don’t create an environment where happy and engaged employees feel they are supported in their growth, someone else will.
Creating a tailored skills framework is the backbone of any continuous learning strategy and a core prerequisite for establishing and managing an organic learning culture within a team. And that, in turn, will have a positive ripple effect through your entire organisation and beyond.
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