Individual Development Plans

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Individual Development Plans
PSY 301
Terray Kashuba
September 8, 2006

Personal Development Skills
From infancy to adulthood, a person’s emotional development skills differ on many levels; for example: a person may have the ability to manage a whole department but lack a few skills necessary to manage the people who work in that department. I feel as though I can relate to this issue due to the fact that even though my employees get their jobs done, I sometimes sense that they do not consider me their manager because I was once their co-worker.
Managing people
The way managers and supervisors treat their employees determine the rate of retention and turnover. They interact daily with people who have individual
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• Expect others to succeed. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy when you believe others are loyal, dedicated and doing a good job.
• Help others see how they will benefit from doing a job. This is when they truly become motivated.
• Do not avoid talking to a poor performer. It hurts them, the organization and yourself if the situation is not dealt with.
• Do not over control others. It is frustrating for them and time consuming for you.
• Focus on results, not on activities or personalities.
• Reward people for the results that they produce.
• Manage by walking around. See what people are doing and listen to what they have to say. A manager who sits in the office for their entire shift does not instill a sense of teamwork in their staff, nor do they hear the daily issues they should address.
• Make quality an obsession, especially on smaller items.
• Send thank you notes and memos.
• Provide workers with open, direct, and immediate feedback on their actual performance as compared to expected performance and they tend to correct their own deficiencies.
• Practice naive listening. Don 't talk, just let people explain why they are doing the types of things that they are doing. You will learn many things. Conclusion People manage people; it is a part of everyday life especially in the workplace. In the workplace, how you treat your employees will not only reflect back on you but also helps to establish communication between yourself
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