Staff development and retention is one of the biggest concerns in the nonprofit and profit sector. It’s also well documented that job seekers are interested in competitive salaries, benefits and YES, good leaders who can support their growth and development, according to Gallup research. In order to meet the professional needs of staff, organizations will need to invest in developing supervisors to be leaders that are about building capacity and not dependency.
Creating this environment is about building collaborations between staff, supervisors and directors. Creating an atmosphere of openness and collaboration builds trust and increases staff ability to trust. Removing unhealthy competition between supervisors and peers supports an environment of growth and learning.