THE IMPORTANCE OF INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT

One of the most important aspects of Ecolab’s approach is the emphasis placed on individual development. The Talent Pipeline Guidebook includes the tools, techniques, and templates for identifying development needs and designing individual development plans. To help associates understand where development might be needed, Ecolab created a “180-degree assessment tool”—an assessment based on the success indicators for each business driver appropriate to the associate’s level in the pipeline (see Figure 5.5). The 180-degree assessment is completed by the associate as well as by his or her manager. A comparison of results shows the associate and the manager where they agree on the associate’s strengths ...

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