The previous article was on the topic “How To Retain Top Performers In Your Organization.” This article is focused on the Develop strategies, tactics and actions that will help you develop top performers in your organization.
This often applies to salespeople and key personnel that are new and you need to develop them or at least develop the relationship. You may also have people that have been with you for quite some time and you haven’t developed the relationship as far as you’d like. Following are a few suggestions on the Develop strategies, tactics and actions.
Take the time to get to know their aspirations, goals, likes, dislikes and motivations. That way you can help fulfil some of those for them. In other words do a personal needs analysis on them just like you would with an important Develop Client. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +27-11-784-1720 and I will send you a sample.
Someone you want to develop needs a career path. Sit with them and design one. They will feel part of the long term plan and the relationship will grow and the person will feel more inspired. In other words, do a personal needs analysis on them just like you would with an important Develop Client.
To grow them and make them feel good about themselves you could add-on and increase their responsibilities at a speed they can handle. Responsibility is one of the 5 main motivators according to Herzberg along with Recognition, Advancement, Achievement and the Work Itself.
Focus on doing things that get you to the Commitment and Unity Stage of the relationship. It is at those stages that a person will become loyal to you and go the distance. You become more like associates or partners instead of boss and employee. The Five Stages of Relationship Development we utilise with clients also fits with staff:
1) Attraction 2) Exploration 3) Development 4) Commitment 5) Unity
Give this person the kind of treatment you’d give AAA Retain Top Performers. Treat the person like a AAA Retain and they will usually become one. “Believe it and you will see it.”
Set up a Frequency of Contact plan and have regular one-to-one time with the person. There are the three types of time we all physiologically need. They are One to One Time, Group Time and Alone Time. As a manager it is important to give each of your people one to one time with you on a regular basis.
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