First, an apology for not having issued our regular summer newsletter. Circumstances in our lives caused us to refocus our priorities in the late spring and as a result we had to be selective on our work related activities. This resulted in the newsletter being placed on the back burner. However, the situation we found ourselves in has caused us to pause and reflect, one aspect being what have we learnt from our experiences – has this been developmental?
Development takes on many guises, some are very clear and succinct, others can be abstract or prosaic. The value is in whether the individual can take something away from the experience that changes their behavior in a positive way. One of the biggest challenges that organizations, managers and individuals have in addressing development is looking beyond the obvious development solutions and one of these is to utilize assignments at work, or in an individual’s private life.