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Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

It’s a cold grey day and it’s time for your lunch break. You have the option of eating your lunch outside in the cold, or sitting in a warm cafeteria to eat—which would you choose?

Like me, you would probably choose the comfort of a warm cafeteria. Why? Because sitting outside in the cold would be uncomfortable and it is a natural human tendency to avoid discomfort.

Sitting in the cold may give you no rewards, but in learning, enduring a bit of discomfort as you try out new skills will - if you think of it in the right way.

Try four proven engagement boosters that work.

Research suggests that training can encourage workers to be more engaged. But it takes time and the last thing you need is to be taking time away from work—right? But is it?

It could be time well spent. Let me explain.

Imagine you could delegate more, knowing that your team members were fully committed and motivated, not just overwhelmed by more work. How much difference could that make?

About Roydon Gibbs

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Roydon Gibbs is a Senior Trainer at Skillset.

Roydon specialises in engagement - how to ensure that your staff enjoy coming to work, are at their most productive, speak well of your organisation after hours - and stay.

He has been training for more than 15 years. His knowledge of engagement comes from the research and his experience working with a wide range of organisations.

Roydon holds qualifications in adult teaching and learning. He is a professional member of the New Zealand Association for Training and Development and an accredited member of the National Speakers' Association.

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