TRIPLE III TIME: Investment Priorities?
OK….I will admit it! As I get a little older…I do pay better/more attention to my investments. Although I have always tried to save and invest as much as I could…I didn’t consider and study the various investment options to determine how I would get the greatest return. Fortunately, I didn’t take too many risks and lose my _____? But what does this have to do with this weeks TRIPLE III TIME message?
Well let me explain that this week I would like to stress and highlight the value leaders build whenever they invest in their employees. As companies and organizations plan for the future, it is always unfortunate when they don’t prioritize the need to continually update the workers. It is hard to debate the fact that your staff/employees are your greatest asset! So as one strategically plans for your entities short or long-term future, making significant investments in your human capital…to make them “the-best-in-the-business”…is just good leadership!
Faster computers, new carpet, a cool paint color, custom furniture, company cars and/or high-tech phone systems are all quality investments…but are they the principle items that will most improve your bottom line? As leaders do we specificallythink about dollars spent on personnel professional development? Is it a priority…. or just another consideration on the list? As the asset that makes the products or delivers the service…do your return-on-investment activities represent employee value and “cutting edge” advancement?
“Fact-Checking” is a unique piece of reporting these days. If the New York Times did a Fact-Check on the amount and frequency of your Personnel Professional Development/HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENT would you be proud of their findings?