Personal and professional development are important for advancement of a person’s career and life. The large question that sits in many employers and employees minds is “how do I make myself, or my employees better”. It is a daunting query that may be answered by some of these resources below.
With access to the internet it is easy to find free classes and resources to better improve yourself as a personal, or professional, and for businesses to improve the knowledge in the ranks of it’s employees. Sites like the Digital Business Academy offer online courses for anyone who wants to improve themselves or businesses. From marketing, finance and product launch to building a brand, it offers users insight into key functions of business.
Also available online is a wide variety of courses at Academic Earth. All that is needed is your input into what you want to learn and what level you want to learn at and poof! Click here to see the full list of courses.
Peer to Peer Learning
The most valuable way of exchanging information is through P2P learning within the context of actually performing tasks. With a concept that every entity of an organization brings a unique skill set, it is imperative that each unique skill becomes a shared resource so the entire organization can improve. This helps both personal development for employees and company development to improve the overall knowledge of a given firm.
Bringing In and Learning From Experts
Many companies are beginning to have experts from different industries come to their offices to talk about their job and how it can apply to all. For example, having a digital marketer speak at a corporate marketing firm can teach the company and each individual on how to better perform their jobs in the wake of a digital and agile age. By having new perspectives in a workplace it can open the minds of employees and management.
For individuals looking to improve themselves, maybe your company does not bring in indistry experts to talk about a different point of view. I would recommend going to seminars of different industry thought-leaders in order to gain this type of exposure.
For businesses and professionals, it is important to stay motivated to keep improving. Those who can continue to develope will surely succeed and those who do not, hurt their chances of success.
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