Medication is great. But take too much, and it can have disastrous effects.
The same thing can be said of journeyman level employees.
They have been around long enough to have valuable knowledge, but not long enough to realize they don’t know everything yet. Every 30 year old thinks they can be CEO, but few can handle the responsibility.
Give them too much responsibility, and they might sink the ship.
So how do you take advantage of that employees’ ambition and desire without setting them up to fail or losing them to a competitor?
- Expose them to the bigger picture
- Arm them with facts
- Give them an excellent mentor
- Give them projects that stretch their skills, but set boundaries
- Ask them probing questions, so you know they aren’t swinging blindly
Be empathetic; people are your most valuable asset.Comments closed