The following article is part of the self-preparation for the modern BVOP® Human Resources Management Professional Certification program.
Personal development is essential for both people and organizations, and its outcomes may include:
- Increased self-confidence
- Improved or new skills
- Increased motivation
- Increased productivity
- Improved behavior
- Increased commitment
- Improved communication
- A better understanding of processes and management
- A better understanding of objectives and missions
- Applying knowledge and expertise
- Developed mature reactions and adaptation to changes
- Maintaining mental state
- Supporting initiatives of others
The Business Value-Oriented People Management (BVOPPM) office creates plans for personal development that contain clear objectives, definitions, and instructions.
Personal development management may include:
- Improving self-awareness
- Identifying weaknesses
- Improving skills or learning new ones
- Identifying and developing strengths or talents
- Improving social or health status
- Improving work-life balance
Before initiating personal development activities, the BVOPPM office teaches people inside the organization why this is important and how it can be accomplished.
Comments from the BVOP™ community
Personal development should be the core concern of all human resources departments in modern companies. The strongest motivating power of employees is their personal development.
It's not the salary or the projects they are currently working on. Modern people think about their future. They are not focused on the present.
Many human resource professionals ignore this fact. Or they are not even aware of these elemental needs of people.
Note how many aspects of the organization, teams, and projects can be influenced positively by the personal development of employees if their organization offers it.