Most people have dreams or aspirations they would love to achieve. Maximizing potential allows a person to discover these, build on them, and make them happen. If a company or manager can support their employees in pursing these dreams, it increases creativity and loyalty in that person. If those dreams and aspirations can be met within the company you will have a dedicated, productive employee who is fully engaged, happier, and more productive. Creating an environment where people can not only grow but thrive and flourish will make the company more successful.
If it had to be boiled down to three questions that were vital to know about your employees and coworkers, these would tap into their dreams and goals:
- What do I want to experience in my life?
- How do I want to grow?
- How do I want to contribute to the planet?
MindValley gets each employee to write down their goals and dreams following these simple yet profound questions. Then they post the answers on a board that everyone can look at. It shows very openly what motivates and drives each person and connects them on a deeper level. It’s a great example of how you can combine personal growth with a Thriving Culture and collaboration.
Another innovative idea that MindValley has implemented in their company is a forty five hour-work week with five of those hours to invest in personal growth.
- Their employees can choose how and when to use those hours. Since MindValley is a personal development training company, this fits in quite well with their values and mindset. They understand the benefits of investing in their employees because they become more passionate, engaged, and well balanced making them more productive, committed, and happier. It becomes a win-win situation for everyone.
TOMS is also giving their employees opportunities for great life experiences.
- Every year they take some of the employees on the giving trips when they are delivering the shoes to the children in need. These trips have a deep and profound impact on everyone who goes. It brings tears of joy to most people because they are so moved by the entire experience. What a wonderful way to create more loyalty and desire to be productive for their employees.
There are many creative ways that a company can invest in personal growth, and each organization must find what will work for their culture and values.
These days it is almost impossible to be unplugged. Finding balance is becoming more and more challenging. But if we change our focus to finding a way to integrate these two parts of our lives, it becomes easier. Part of this is by working on what a person is truly passionate about. Then their work gives them energy—a positive charge—that will flow into other areas of their lives as well.
As we have seen already, an employee’s wellbeing is instrumental to the success of a company. This applies to their emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical wellbeing. Investing in personal development tends to help the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects.