Know the Career Goals of Your Team Members

Jun 20, 2023 | Podcast

World at Work episode 37 Know the Career Goals of your team members“It’s every leader’s responsibility to help the people that they lead develop as best as they can.”

I never expected the impact of knowing employee career goals to extend beyond the workplace. Investing in my team’s growth and development translated into improved relationships. Not just between us, but with our families and communities as well. When you know the career goals of your team members, you are able to start nurturing their career aspirations. That has a ripple effect that reaches far beyond the confines of the office.This realization transformed my leadership and the lives of those I led.

As a business leader, I have learned just how important it is that I am aware of the career goals of my team members. Talking with your team members about their short-term and long-term goals is a great way to cultivate trust, loyalty, and engagement among team members. Likewise, it allows leaders to be more prepared to help employees achieve their personal and professional goals. Even temporary workers can become brand ambassadors if they have a great experience. While it may not be related to their ultimate career goals, giving them a positive experience can help them grow and become better contributors.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Discover the significance of being a champion for your employees’ career objectives
  • Uncover the advantages supporting employees’ personal and professional ambitions
  • Realize the consequences of obstructing employee dreams
  • Learn about providing resources and opportunities that foster workforce growth
  • Explore how to create an organizational environment that embraces ongoing progress

Looking out for your people and knowing what they want to get out of their career is a really good way to make sure that you build the trust and tap into their motivations properly. Make sure to listen to this episode to learn ways you can get to know the career goals of your team members.

Connect with Tim and his team:

Website: https://bestculturesolutions.ca/

LinkedIn: Best Culture Solutions, Inc

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Email: tim@bestculturesolutions.ca

Episode Highlights

00:01:19 – Benefits of Knowing Career Goals

00:06:09 – Importance of Short-Term Workers

00:09:42 – Seeking Out Career Goals

00:12:09 – Negative Workplace Culture

00:13:06 – Balancing Career Ambitions and Work

00:14:12 – Recruitment Processes and Succession Planning

00:15:06 – Encouraging Employee Development

00:15:52 – How to Get Tim’s Help

00:16:47 – The Benefits of Employee Development


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