If you work in the tech industry, chances are you're an avid learner. If you don't, how do you remain relevant in an ever-evolving technology landscape?
While the majority of tech freelancers embrace the concept of constant learning, the situation can be very different for employees. Some companies don't encourage learnings because that personal growth is not part of their strategy. Others hire leaders that fail to develop a culture of continuous learning.
But increasingly more business owners understand the need to invest in personal growth. Here are some ways to encourage and facilitate personal development:
Being supported and mentored will create trust. Employees will connect more deeply with the company's mission once they realize that the company is enabling them to develop new skills.
This creates a company culture that fosters collaboration while supporting individual growth.
By developing self-awareness through 360-Degree feedback, your team members will want to get better at things they are passionate about. They will want to become more efficient at doing their work by testing out new tools or openly discussing processes and suggesting improvements.
At Nimble, we continuously collaborate on GitHub to improve our handbook (where we document knowledge and how we work together).
Offering learning and training opportunities drive the motivation up. By setting up tangible goals (such as getting certified), you're motivating them to develop further into their roles. For recent hires, it's a sign that the company wants you to be part of their journey.
How does your company encourage continuous learning?