Developing Others: Encourages employees and supports their efforts to develop skills to perform well in current role and plan for career advancement.
In order for UIC to attract, retain, and fully engage the best talent it is essential to create an environment wherein individuals are encouraged to succeed and grow as professionals. Developing Others is the skill that gives managers the ability to promote continuous improvement of the members of their organizational group and lead the members of their team to increase innovation, productivity, and effectiveness.
Demonstrating skill in Developing Others requires that you support your employees’ efforts to perform in their current role, achieve professional goals, and plan for career advancement.
Examples of Developing Others in Practice
- Provides ongoing opportunities for employees to acquire new work related knowledge and skills
- Gives necessary guidance and instructions for employees to address work expectations
- Provides constructive feedback in a timely manner
- Helps employees identify solutions to overcome on-the-job performance concerns
- Responds promptly and thoroughly to employee questions and suggestions
- Encourages employees to continue learning and developing skills aligned with college, department, or unit goals and talks with employees to identify training goals
- Informs employees of new expectations or policies promptly
- Participates in UIC’s performance management process to help employees develop job-related competencies
- Provides on-the-job skill enhancement opportunities to address identified employee development needs
- Plans for and identifies development opportunities and stretch assignments that engage and motivate employees
- Gives employees project ownership to encourage critical and innovative thinking
- Identifies career issues and advancement opportunities for team members
- Leverages university-wide opportunities to assign employees to roles that will move their careers forward and help UIC achieve its goals