How to Create an Impactful Individual Development Plan
In order to create an effective IDP, the employee must sit with his Manager for a 1:1 conversation to help gain clarity on the developmental goals and action plans they need to work on. This should be a collaborative and constructive conversation for both sides.
Identifying the individual’s long term goals and short term goals along with their key strengths will help the individual gain clarity on their developmental goals and help identify the goals they want to prioritize immediately.
In order to help individuals develop effective IDPs, managers need to develop a mindset that allows them to converse with their employees in a helpful way. This means that their conversations should be focused on helping employees discover the best in themselves and striving to attain the best in their work.
|Development Focus Area||Goal||Action Steps||Resources Required||Measure of Success||Target Date|
|Improve Closing Skills||Successfully close sales with clients and bring in revenue for the company.||
||Revenue generated through obtained sales||End of Quarter|
|Build Negotiation Skills||Negotiate with clients to try demo and understand the product. – Negotiate prices to suit both parties.||
||1. Number of closed deals related to tricky/stubborn clients||End of the month|