What is Personal Growth?
Personal growth is a continuous process of understanding and developing oneself with the motive of accomplishing one’s fullest potential. Personal Development plays an important role in an individual’s progress, maturity, success, and happiness.
Personal growth has an extreme effect on each and every aspect of our life. By growing on a personal level, we seem to become passionate about life in general. By developing ourselves personally, we get a chance to bring out the best version of ourselves.
Have you ever thought, how personal growth encourages business success?
Business owners are totally engrossed in running their businesses and forget about themselves. Keeping a company stand strong in the market, there is a need of a lot of attention and dedication. Boosting and developing a culture that tracks personal growth with the growth in business, is the best formula for multiple levels of success. Any business organization that focuses on the personal growth of the employees will have a more involved workplace. This further helps in the growth of the employees’ performance and productivity of the business.
Here are simple ways to get things going, with personal growth.
- Encourage Self-Investment
Every individual will develop and grows according to oneself. For some of them, it may be pursuing instructive areas, like learning a new language, enhancing a skill or ability. Others might take it as an abstract, like improving associations with the other people. Thus, this means that everyone knows how to invest in themselves. Investment may be of time, money, mental/physical well-being, and it is necessary for your team to know how to walk on the path of success and growth.
- Set Appropriate Goals
We know that every business organization has its own goals and objectives, but, at the same time, it is important to know how these goals are set. Business goals are very unambiguous (say for instance: today profits increased by 3%, in the next quarter these may reduce and so on). On the other hand, when it comes to personal development, the outcome is hard to measure.
This is the reason, why it is crucial to club the two elements into actionable, measurable objectives that can actually be accomplished. For example proper strategies can be made to grow the skill. This can be done by getting through unnecessary and unwanted time wasters, like group discussions or unimportant meetings. Investing in a project management tool will be helpful to make a note of how much time the employees “waste”. In this way, personal intents can be set with certain measurable actions.
- Create an Open and Safe Environment
Feeling esteemed, understood and valuable to an organization is an essential part of a strong and healthy culture. It is obvious that if the employees feel that they are not valued or that their ideas don’t matter, they are likely to leave the job. Such an environment, in which the employees feel scared to speak about their thoughts out of fear, will not help in nurturing personal growth.
Feedback is the best way, to begin with true and honest conversations between the employees and management. Online tools can be used to do the same, such as short opinion programs that ask every employee to share their thoughts for the business enhancement. Interaction is a great way to create a safe surrounding for the employees.
If a business owner or an employee tries to pursue personal development in the organization, it doesn’t mean that he/she is selfish. By enhancing their skills, they will be able to contribute more, personally and professionally. Thus, personal growth matters for both the individual and the organization.