Professional development, staying current with changes in your industry and others, is critical to sustainably high productivity. But who has the time?
Casey’s eTip: Create Accountability for Your Learning
Professional development is one of those “Quadrant II” activities–important but not urgent. And so people put it off one day at a time. Short of registering for a class, you can create accountability support for your learning, e.g., by starting or joining a discussion group or launching a monthly “in-service” where one team member shares on a topic they researched. It could be as simple as sending an email twice a month to your team or colleagues where you briefly describe a new idea, tip, or trend that you just learned. Creating these “spaces” and deadlines moves professional development into Quadrant II–important and urgent. Try and see.