Hi there,

I trust you have had an amazing April. In the past weeks, so much has happened that it literally feels like this isn’t the first month in the second quarter. This goes to say that time really waits for no one. While you might be tempted to keep pushing activities to further times in the year and consoling yourself that you have time, well, snap back to reality dear. The best time to commence that endeavour is now!!! Do not let fear hold you back under the guise of planning or perfect conditions.

Welcome to another Productivity Wednesday article.

We focused conversations on becoming a better you (Personal Development) in the course of this month and if you missed any article, don’t worry, just take a trip on this blog, explore and enjoy our rich content. As we round up the discussion today, let’s examine some value that committing to personal development adds to us.

1.      Increases Self-Confidence and Credibility: Everyone likes the feeling of increased knowledge or competence in an area of specialization or area of concern that you have committed time to develop. Asides from improving self-confidence, engaging in personal development activities increase credibility as one learns new skills and certifications.

2.      Improved Efficiency: Have you experienced a used car that has just come from servicing from the automotive shop, the efficiency is increased and almost feels brand new. The same happens when you commit to personal development endeavours; a brand new or an improved version of you is birthed.

3.      Increases Retention: In an era where more and more employers are cutting costs for opportunities like training, your organization can stand out from the rest by offering and promoting some professional development options. Offering professional development shows your workers that you care about their career progression and are interested in keeping them at your organization long-term.

4.      Introduces Fresh Energy into a Team or Organization: Professional development can help break up the monotony of everyday work and re-energize your staff’s creativity. Providing periodic professional development can also help your staff gain new skills and perspectives, which can translate into how they approach their jobs.

As it is often said, procrastination is the thief of time. Make up your mind today to take that course, volunteer in that field, or just do something that would make you better and increase the value you have to offer and watch yourself get to the best version of yourself with every baby step that you take. Don’t forget the Data Protection training for the second quarter is around the corner and only a few slots are available; call 0807017274 or send an email to e.mbahon@21search.ng to get a quote today.

Until I come your way again, stay safe, work smart, and not just hard.



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