How to sustain a successful development programme through times of change
Why a scalable development programme is critical
Don’t let development become stagnant. A growing organisation (or an ever-changing world of work) means shifting goals and altering needs – all things your development programme needs to be able to keep up with.
Research shows great development programmes can help foster engagement in employees, make them feel valued and increase their performance and productivity. And once a successful development programme has been established, it’s tempting to just let the programme run itself. But as your organisation grows or you go through some type of change, your development programme may no longer be meeting the needs of your employees and your organisational goals.
As organisations experience change, challenges with collaboration and communication are often faced. New teams may be established. Job roles may be altered. The way in which people work may be disrupted. Having a development programme that can scale with you through these challenges is critical.
Our top 5 tips for scaling your development programme
Decide exactly what you need from your development programme. What do you need it to accomplish? Are you starting with just one section of your organisation, or do you need the programme to encompass all roles and levels immediately?
Make development consistent and relevant
You can’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to development. How do you have clarity, consistency and continuity across all job roles within your development programme while also ensuring the programme is relevant to each individual? Some organisations start with leadership development, but then want to eventually expand the programme to include development for employees at all levels. A scalable development programme allows you to do that.
Create a comprehensive and flexible competency framework
To ensure consistency in your development programme across job levels and roles, make sure you have a comprehensive competency framework that informs development for all. This means individual competencies like resilience and communication have the same definition and are measured in the same way for employees at different levels. And when flexibility and configurability is built into this framework, scaling your development efforts is easier than ever.
Make learning personalised and easy
While you might identify six competencies required for a particular role, not everyone will need development in the same areas. Personalise learning based on which competencies need improvement, by individual. And make sure learning is accessible, convenient and consumable for everyone. Wherever and whenever they learn the best.
Adjust to changes
Big external workforce changes – like the major shift to remote work over the past few years – show how ready you need to be for the next disruption. Make sure your development programme is flexible enough to carry you and your employees through whatever comes next.
How Talogy can help you deliver better development programmes
Choose the right development provider
Many organisations contract with multiple development providers based on their expertise in a particular job role or level. When you partner with Talogy, you only need one provider for all your talent development needs. Not only are we experts in talent management, but we can also configure a flexible development programme that is already poised for scalability across your entire organisation – even before you need it.
As soon as you stop learning, you start forgetting – so how are you reinforcing the learning you’re investing in as a company? Our development solutions leverage blended learning principles to ensure lessons are achievable, competencies can be mastered and behaviour changes are sustained. With tailored development journeys, you can reinforce lessons through multiple touchpoints, thus encouraging continuous learning.
Connect selection to development
We have configurable development solutions, like the AIM blended learning system, that allow for a connection to be established between hiring and development. We can break down the silos and gaps between the selection and development sides of your organisation to ensure learning starts with onboarding and continues throughout the employee life cycle. And that the competencies you look for in your selection process are the same things being further developed in your employees.
Customise a complete solution
Figuring out how to scale your development programme is a complex issue, and the solution is never the same from company to company. That’s where we come in. We can customise a complete talent management solution for your specific hiring and development needs – for every level and stage across the entire employee life cycle.
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How Wabtec partnered with Talogy to develop and deliver a development solution that improved the safety behaviours of their leaders and could be delivered remotely, while still being interactive and engaging
We were excited to utilise the AIM Blended Learning Solution System as the ‘capstone’ of our global safety leadership development process. We found real value in developing personalised learning journeys that are tailored to each individual’s unique skills gap, while providing our leaders valuable self-awareness and soft skills to improve safety. The one-on-one mentoring session videos and reinforcement webinars are particularly impactful for our leadership.
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