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Unlocking human potential Help your employees grow roots and shoots

August 18, 2017

A job description isn’t what it used to be. That’s because companies can’t predict the shape of the next challenge, or what tasks their employees will need to do to take them on, even in the near-future. Watch the video below to discover how to unlock human potential in your employees.

 

A job description isn’t what it used to be...

That’s because companies can’t predict the shape of the next challenge, or what tasks their employees will need to do to take them on, even in the near-future.

Every day, new competitors, technologies—even new attitudes—transform the business landscape.

Which is why your company will likely need employees who aren’t just following steps and checking all the boxes.

You will want people who can process change, quickly adapt, and be resourceful in all ways, all days. The only thing they’re checking...is in.

Perhaps you already have a few employees like this. With the right support and tools, you can retain them, develop others, and start attracting similar talent from the marketplace too.

By encouraging your people to both develop the skills to thrive under stress and the questioning spirit that promotes growth, you can help unlock human potential.

Think of a tree. A tree’s roots extend through dark earth for a stable foundation. The shoots stretch up and outward in search of sun and air. Without BOTH Roots and Shoots, the tree can’t grow.

How can you help your employees grow their roots and shoots?

Support your employees’ “roots”. For example, integrate mindfulness programs and reflective practices into your learning and development agenda.

Encourage your employees to put out “shoots”. For example, give them “flex money” to explore a conference or provide short immersive sabbaticals.

Developing—and connecting--roots and shoots practices can help employees discover their purpose and passion and bring greater creativity, imagination and resourcefulness to bear on your challenges, as well.

When the individual can grow, the company can grow. Learn more about unlocking human potential. Why not start today?