An American Psychological Association survey finds most employees who believe their supervisors don’t support and encourage their career development don’t think they’ll be able to develop the technical, leadership and management skills they will need in the future. Add in the constant state of change and disruption in the workplace, and it’s easy to see why many people feel uneasy about their jobs.
But there are things employers can do. As NJBIA’s Michele Siekerka explained to 101.5 News Radio’s David Matthau, supervisors play an important role in helping employees prepare for the disruption.
“Frontline people in particular need to understand where the expectations are set, and they need support to get to that next level,” she said. “What frontline employees are looking for is empowerment and making sure they have the tools in order to deliver the results that are expected from them.”