Investing time and energy to coach and develop the skills of other staff
What is it?
Staff Development is the practice of seeing the potential in others and then providing individuals with feedback and resources to help them realize that potential. This effort can include providing continued education to staff, promoting the professional development of employees, or coaching less-experienced employees toward achievement of a long-term career plan.
Why is it important?
The future of any organization is tied to the development of its employees. Thus, one of the main responsibilities of every supervisor is to train the constantly maturing and improving workforce. This practice not only helps the organization, it also gives a manager the opportunity to pass on his or her wisdom and experience, helping individuals in the process. Physicians and nurses often learn through experience and practice, which makes this “passing” of information and knowledge even more valuable.