How to Challenge Employees to Perform Outside Their Comfort Zones: 9 Managerial Tips

Jennifer L'Estrange
June 17, 20215

How do you challenge employees to perform outside their comfort zones?

Managing Director Jen L’Estrange provided her advice to SHRM on their blog.

Our quarterly performance development process focuses as much on future career growth opportunities as it does on evaluating past performance. We use the process to identify what a consultant wants to learn and work on next and then challenge them to work on something that allows them to learn and grow over the next 12 weeks.

She has more to say in the blog, linked above.

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