How Does This Translate to Staff Development?
It is one thing interacting with an employee, but it is another thing to make that time count.
When you consider how many members of the team there are and how you are going to go about spreading your time across them evenly, it is important to make every second count.
Every interaction you have with a member of staff should be with a view to making them a better worker in some way. Whether it is working together to solve a problem, discussing their responsibilities or simply offering a little bit of advice; it all work towards developing the person from both a personal and professional perspective.
Of course, there does also need to be a structured plan in place. Interaction with your team is good, but you cannot rely on conversations alone. Each member of the team requires their own unique staff development plan as, just like snowflakes, no two employees are the same. Everyone has their own motivations that get them out of the bed in the morning, so it is important to gauge what that is for each of the members within your team and work out how you can integrate that into your staff development strategy.