Motivation and Becoming an Expert
Being The Best
For some employees in a workplace, the idea of becoming an expert in their particular field or being the best that they can possibly be is one of, if not the most, powerful motivational factors in them striving to achieve excellence. Whilst some employees will be quite content to bumble along in the same job doing the same things with little to no variation, others will have a strong desire to learn and gain as much experience as they can in order to improve their abilities at work.
Developing and Encouraging These Employees
As long as it does not detract from the tasks that they are supposed to be doing and need to get completed as part of their job role, managers in an organisation should do everything they can to encourage these types of people as there are a fairly rare breed. Allowing them to attend training courses, seminars and the like can help them increase their knowledge and will often be extremely beneficial for the company in the long run. For example a worker who is an expert in health and safety will be a tremendous asset to the business in helping them comply with applicable health and safety legislation and reducing lost worker time through injury or sickness absence.
Utilising Business Coaching Sessions to Identify These Employees
A business coaching meeting or series of meetings should identify these valuable types and bring to the manager's attention how they can be incentivised with opportunities to increase their knowledge and repertoire of skills. It can also help to keep them at the company rather than them becoming disillusioned and moving elsewhere to obtain more opportunities to learn.