Safeguarding the Future of the Business
Businesses and teams need leaders, whether they are recognised by job title or not. Without leadership qualities, the team risks veering off course which will then harm performance. From a commercial perspective, a business needs leaders and senior members of staff that are capable of moving into positions of responsibility as and when needed in the event of absences and/or staff naturally moving on.
This means that, even if your business does have leaders in place at the moment, it is still worth considering tailoring an employee development training program to focus on leadership and communication skills. If the few leaders in your company were to move on, who is going to be responsible and make the step up?
The average length of time an employee stays is four-and-a-half years in the United Kingdom, so it is essential that the businesses have a pool of talent ready and waiting. Otherwise, this will mean hiring from outside of the business which is seen as higher risk, due to a new employee having to be established into the company’s culture and there is every possibility that it simply doesn’t work.