Well-Defined Skill & Competency needs with each role
Each job-role has to have a detailed description of what it constitutes. What is equally important is that it must be accompanied by a detailed write-up on the required skills and competency needs too. They are the building blocks of the desired performance.
It is important both for the organization and the employee to clearly understand what the job or the role entails and what is expected as deliverable. Having a detailed job description is the starting point towards this. But it does not end there. Along with good job descriptions, the skill-set and the leadership competencies required must be clearly defined and communicated too. These are essential since they make it clear to the employee in the first place that in order to deliver the performance as per the job description, he/she must have the defined skill set along with the leadership competencies. The employee can then chart out his/her learning and development course accordingly to acquire these in the shortest possible time. Only in this scenario is he/she likely to have a good buy-in of the learning and development program of the organization and can be expected to play a leading role in his/her own development, rightfully the way it should be. In other words, the required skill-set and the leadership competencies indicate to the employee the means to increase his/her execution effectiveness. HR plays the leading role here to ensure that all employees are communicated the same.