The Importance of Personal Development

The Importance of Personal Development

Since the collapse of the economy, a major topic of conversation has been the ways business can change to avoid this kind of collapse again.  Analysts and arm-chair generals alike have been rifling through numbers, graphs and logistics.  What it seems like people forget in business, recruiting, entrepreneurship and finance is the individuals.

More than anything else, a company is a unification of individuals.  A company’s best investment is in the people who create it’s whole. When the sum is greater than the parts, the better the parts, the better the sum.

For instance, a company that invests in it’s employees furthering their education recieved in return a more efficent and thoughtful producer of ideas.  A company that ensures teh mental and physical health of it’s employees ensures fewer sick days and engenders a love of the work place.  In an ideal scenario, employees should look forward to each new work day for the opportunities they get to utilize their minds in a way that benefits something larger than themselves.

But this kind of personal development extends beyond the individuals and can even be extrapolated to a level of ethics and moral development.  For instance: companies which view their product as a service rather than a money maker generally provide better customer service and a higher quality of product.  Efficency, speed and streamlining are all essential to business, but when they cost a company it’s reputation for service or it’s underlying mission, they lose their worth.

Building a strong foundation guarantees a building can be built taller, but it’s impossible to build a stable building on unstable land.  It’s impossible for trees to root if their roots  are trying to grow through untenable soil.  Make sure to invest in the whole person – yourself, your employees, your boss – and reap the rewards financially and on a personal level.

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3 thoughts on “The Importance of Personal Development

  1. Pingback: why personal development ? | | LifeStyle Developers

  2. You can definitely see your expertise in the paintings you write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe. Always follow your heart.

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