Encouraging Your ‘Proactive’ Employees

Select Employees will move beyond their ‘Assigned Roles’

As we all know, some employees will go above and beyond the call of duty, while others will stay well within the limits of their role descriptions and job demands.

This article speaks to those employees that have the drive and desire to expand the scope of their roles and knowledge of the firm while sharing their respective division’s goals and intended strategies for learning and growth within the perimeters of the division.

A number of employers do not realize, or acknowledge, that a healthy percentage of their employee pool can typically offer much more than their current roles allow.

The onus is on the employer, rather than the employee, to engage all talents of this most valuable resource.

If encouragement is given to those employees that show initiative, and their efforts applauded publicly and willingly, this acknowledgment should manifest even greater efforts of achievement from these particular staff members.

I believe that everyone has greatness within them, and while this is not recognized often enough, particularly within the hierarchy of large organizations, it should not, and truly can not be ignored any longer. This message speaks to Employee Retention’.

Speaking from my own professional experiences, I would propose that more employers acknowledge and appreciate staff that illustrates this ability to stretch beyond the scope of their roles.

These motivated employees clearly have a vested interest in the success of their professional teams and the firm overall, and their efforts should be taken seriously, and addressed appropriately.

If firms do not take appropriate action, it is likely they will continue to suffer the loss of valuable and resourceful staff members that feel stifled in their efforts to become an integral and essential part of the firm overall.

Inaction presents both employees and firms with a ‘lose-lose’ proposition, which is not ideal, and should not be taking place in today’s volatile global job markets.

You may recall seeing the following text I authored on the landing page of this site, which most certainly sums up the crux of this article:

‘RETAIN’ TOP TALENT

R E C O G N I Z E
E N G A G E
T R U S T
A C K N O W L E D G E
I N S P I R E, and
N U R T U R E

 

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