The property and construction sector is a very traditional sector.
Product and safety training may be high on the list of priorities but when it comes to personal development is the sector lagging behind some others?
Personal development not only brings benefits to the individual but also the organisation they work for as well.
Retain and Sharpen Old Skills
It is always good to brush up on the skills that you have developed in the past.
This is especially true if they are not used constantly and need to be sharpened.
Develop New Skills
Getting involved in further development enables you to advance your abilities and grow as a person, so that you can perform more highly skilled and demanding tasks.
It allows you to build specific knowledge and competencies, and adhere to the compliance that is related to your role and can prove to be priceless in the workplace.
Drawing upon industry trends and fresh perspectives from outside your company and role enables you to think about new ideas and opportunities.
By reflecting on these things, you can bring creative solutions, relevant tools and best practices back to your company’s strategies and performance.
By going on courses, visiting construction industry events and other avenues to professional development, you will meet new people and network with industry experts, leaders and like-minded individuals.
Building relationships like this can be extremely useful for business generation, collaboration opportunities, insider information and positioning yourself as a thought leader.
Share your experiences and thought leadership with your target audiences, as a great way of getting positive messages out about you and your business.
People do business with people, so while LinkedIn is a great platform for finding and engaging with prospects, focus on platforms where your targets will be.
Not only does professional development enable you to gain and maintain skills but also benefits your business.
How will you develop your people and reap the spin-off benefits?