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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HAVING AN EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT PLAN?

The purpose of having an employee development plan (sometimes called an individual development plan, or IDP), is for leaders to grow talent and employee strengths within the organization. It has nothing to do with employee retention, or anyone paying you back, or appreciating what you’ve done for them by staying employed at the organization for 30 years! That’s not the way it works. Like Zig Ziglar says in his Little Book of Big Quotes, “If you help enough other people get everything they want in life, you will get everything you want and more....

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In this excerpt, you will learn how having an employee development plan helps grow talent and employee strengths within your organization.