The purpose of this tool is to help managers create and agree specific actions that will help each team member achieve their development goals. The overall approach is for the manager to hold discussions with each member of the team in order to decide on their preferred options for development, and then to decide on specific actions that will lead to improvements. The resulting individual plan will also include a simple process to review progress towards achieving the person's goals for development. Before carrying out this tool, the manager must have agreed each person's development goals.
- To create a personal development plan for the manager and all team members
- To involve each person in the creation of their own development plan
- To promote the use of a wide range of development options
- To encourage managers to take a structured approach towards planning development activities for the team.