Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mandela
Many of your employees are looking for ways to be better tomorrow than they are today. Training is an essential part of professional development.
Have a resource library and train your employees how to use it. Assign a certain topic or chapter to an employee that they can share at an upcoming meeting or training session. Many of your staff may not have picked up a nonfiction book since high school, so educate them on the value of learning and sharing new ideas and teach them how to do it.
These are the four levels of competence:
- Unconscious incompetence: the employee doesn’t know what they don’t know.
- Conscious incompetence: the worker now realizes that they lack knowledge in a subject.
- Conscious competence: the employee is learning how to do a job, but they must think about it as they go along.
- Unconscious competence: the employee now knows the job so well they don’t have to think about it to do it perfectly.
By exposing your workers to new concepts, new ideas and new ways of thinking, you will open them up to all kinds of new possibilities for them to succeed.