Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a plan for the step-by-step growth of an employee internally in the company. It covers the growth of hard and soft skills, and it depends on the specialist's goals and the company's needs.
In each company, the approach to creating IDP is an individual matter. Currently, in our company, the IDP is drawn up every six months (as practice shows, this is the most effective term). The process is as follows:
Implementation of IDP is the specialist's responsibility, he should be the person most interested in its implementation because he is the one who needs all these opportunities. The company's responsibility is to help to set up the correct development vector for the specialist and to provide a platform for the practical usage of new knowledge.
The head of the department supervises the execution of the plan. They have regular meetings regarding deadlines, at which the manager and the employee assess the task status. Also, if necessary, the specialist can invite additional meetings with the manager, in case of difficulties with the task.
Everything depends on the chosen goals and methods. Items related to current tasks and projects are mainly implemented during working hours or upon completion of current tasks of the specialist's plan. Everything related to improving skills for the current position (lack of qualifications) or a future promotion in the position is implemented outside working hours.
IDP is a very useful and essential component that helps to clearly and effectively develop and move up the career, and the most important thing is that competent specialists will help to develop a plan for your IDP and set up a growth vector.
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