4 Signs You Have a Green Thumb for Growing People

By November 7, 2017 February 4th, 2019 General
  1. You have plenty of people on board who are competent enough to move up in the organization if a position opens.
  2. Your managers are hiring people who have great potential. Your new hires might not have all the experience yet, but they have the intellectual capacity and the wherewithal to do the job at the next level higher than the position for which they’re being hired.
  3. Productivity is rising. It goes back to our equation: Skills x Effort = Results, or Competency x Engagement = Results. As your employees become more skilled, their results will improve at a faster rate than the fixed costs associated with their work. When a worker’s added productivity increases operating income by $10,000 for a $5,000 salary hike, that’s a net gain for the organization.
  4. You have reasonable levels of turnover. No one wants a revolving door, but you don’t want your people to be so complacent that they stay forever with no advancement. People with great potential are motivated enough that they will move on if that next level position within your organization doesn’t open up for them.

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