Even seemingly positive actions like helping employees grow professionally have their challenges. This is certainly true for organizations using the individual development (IDP) process. Via my various community platforms, I’m taking a deep dive into this topic. Here are some ways you can help ensure that IDPs you write are getting maximum bang for the buck.
This month, I explore Individual development plans in my contribution to SmartBlog on Leadership. IDPs in theory are well-intentioned, but sometimes the administration of them gets in the way. See more with 5 reasons employees hate individual development plans.
If you’re looking for a practical and economical (only $7.99) resource for developing leadership in your organization (including a section on creating an IDP), consider giving Dan McCarty’s book a look. Here’s my book review on The Great Leadership Development and Succession Planning eBook and here’s a link to the book’s description page.
And, stay tuned for an announcement tomorrow that features IDPs and my exciting new writing venture.