AMI has worked with hundreds of organisations across Africa to empower their teams and build businesses. In this interview on podcast series Finding Impact, our CEO, Rebecca Harrison, shares some practical advice for entrepreneurs on the improtance of thinking early about talent development and why it’s the best investment you can make in your company today.
Here are 6 key takeaways from the interview:
- Talent management gets tougher as your social enterprise scales, so setting up talent management and development systems early pays off down the line
- If you want to build a high performance culture, it’s worth investing at all levels of the organisation in training around critical topics like goal setting, personal productivity, time management and accountability.
- Formal learning is useless unless you practice on the job and create a feedback loop – check out some tips on how to create this structure around trial and error and form the right habits.
- Instead of thinking about training as a check-box for your staff, think intentionally about the culture you want to build, the competencies and habits that need to underpin the culture, and then train and practice specifically for that
- Think about what tools you and your team can use to underpin staff development, such as systematic goal setting, the use of mentors and accountability partners, and/or daily reflection through journaling.