Encouragement is termed to be the action of giving someone support, confidence or hope. It also is defined as the act of trying to stimulate the development of an activity, state or belief. In the workplace it is important to encourage co-workers and bosses in any way possible as it has a great effect and powerful impact.

One way to provide encouragement in the workplace is through learning.

Everyone at all levels is learning constantly, whether it is socially or academically. Learning is becoming imperative in today’s society as it is advancing careers. However, it is not the only advantage of learning, by placing an importance on an individual’s career, the office morale and reattaining of staff has been proven to increase.

The success of a business thrives on engaged and loyal employees. There are many ways of learning that employees are exposed to in everyday work-life – emails, face-to-face communication, online blogs, social media and public social environments. These are different platforms that can be taken advantage of when teaching and encouraging learning to employees by managers and bosses as well as other co-workers.

Consistently promoting and encouraging learning through professional development will reduce the risk of staff turnover, disrupting the level of production and poor profitability.

There are many ways to promote professional development in your workplace and beyond the boundaries of the workplace. Simple actions such as, showing interest in individuals and group activities, can encourage them to follow actions of others. Modelling behaviour and attitude to learning will effectively encourage others to follow the expectations of professional development activities set by employers.

On-the-job training and in-house workshops and seminars are also effective ways of promoting professional development. Interactive formal and informal mentoring, peer-coaching and online video/DVD resources are just some of the other ways of encouraging learning for employees as well as bosses.

Exposing different employees to a variety of different roles and atmospheres will enhance the development of skills, abilities and expertise of the individual. All these actions mentioned above will develop a positive reputation, not only for the individual but for the organisation.

Another, more effective, way of employees developing management and leadership skills is the enrolment of a Trainwest management course.

Trainwest, a Western Australian registered training organisation, offers a wide range of training courses for a mixture of individuals. Trainwest’s BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is just one of the many management courses that Trainwest offer.

Would you like to see your staff be more engaging and loyal to help with the growth of your business? Then enrol your staff in a BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management?