The business leaders of future are none other than young employees of today’s era. It is a need for every leader to secure his future by training the future leaders today. By training employees today one can develop leaders for tomorrow. The employees of two generations i.e. the seniors and the juniors when work in-sync to each other this may lead to below par clashes and antagonistic bond between them. The senior employee may feel may feel the youth is much eager and unorganized in working whereas, the youth may feel the seniors like to work in their own way and are not adaptable to changes. In this situation if the young employees are given a proper level of training by forming a professional bond with them this will help developing leaders in them.
You can find lot of people today who talk about leadership, but we can see very rarely that some are able to define what leadership is. When people ask for example of leadership they will surely get the names of great leaders but will rarely get to know their qualities. If one is able to understand the difference between management and leadership and simultaneously make them understand this to his employees the result of it will be very fruitful. Ronald Regan the 40th president of United States said once that-“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things”
Employee training must be considered as a generator of long term profits through short term investments. But many of them think it’s a big investment to train the employees and the ones who train them by spending money are not aware about their targets what are to be achieved by accomplishing these training. But without quantitative results it is not possible to perceive training as nothing much than an expenditure.
In today’s era of cut throat competition, if your company is not learning then it’s a sure prediction that your company is going to fall. It is said that Business learns as its people learns. The employees of your organization are the people that manage, produce, deliver, protect and refine your products and services every day. With such pace of international market reach, which has become rapid in 21st century learning is considered as a vital path for success.
Each fruitful employee training and skill development program comprises a part that shows your current and future need of leadership. The program must also consist some systematic identification and augmentation to develop your managers in the leadership style which is unique and can generate profits. Following are some tips which can help the company to train its employees to make future leaders:
Reassure secure failing: Employees by nature are not willing to take up risks; this is the reason that they are employees and not entrepreneurs. If the employees are shown an environment where the boss consistently keeps rectifying them before they get the chance to execute it by themselves, they will then get habitual to get an approval or may avoid to take any new step.One must let employees try new things in the ways that may not put the company in threat. Try to set a laboratory environment where the employees can test new ideas and learn from their their success as well as failures this will increase the level of understanding of your employees and make them comfortable towards innovating new ideas for the company.
Precisely explain roles: If the employees are not aware what they are supposed to do they cant give their best at work, in addition to this they also must know the boundaries so they don’t step on others toes or redundantly create inefficiency in work. One must also establish some specific roles and responsibilities with their employees so that all things are clear and the employees can work cooperatively.
Take pleasure in appreciating their efforts: It’s undoubtedly true that people get monetary gains for their job, but the employees aren’t working in your company just for sake of money. Employees need greater level of satisfaction than financial stability. They must be made feel that leadership appreciates their contribution and their participation is valued. Never be shy on finding out the ways of saying “thank you” or celebrating the good things that your employees do. If the employees are themselves asking you how they are doing this indicates you are a poor leader.
Its not that every leader has some selfish intentions or some poor skills, many of them might not got the opportunity to get well trained, get proper time and focus which could help them create an environment of empowerment.