Why professional development is key to managing organizational change

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“The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.” – Henry Ford, Founder, Ford Motor Company.

Professional development is a non-starter for some organizations. After all, what if you invest in upskilling an employee and they leave?

In reality, studies prove professional development can increase retention, reduce turnover costs and boost employee satisfaction – all straightforward benefits.

Here’s another you might not have considered: upskilled employees make your organization more resilient to change.

When you invest in professional development, you’re getting your staff engaged outside their immediate role. You’re nurturing in them flexibility and a growth mindset. When change does inevitably come, they will be able to embrace it and help lead the organization into the future.

Julie Sickel, OnWrd & UpWrd, The Association 100