Personal development is a change made possible by appropriate methods, tools, and information to improve specific areas of a person’s life (professional, social, hobby, or emotional).
Competencies as the key to personal development at Applover
Competencies play a fundamental role in shaping people. Nowadays, they are indispensable for success both in personal and professional life. In particular, personal competencies are a crucial factor of self-actualization because if well developed, they deepen the desire for self-improvement and have an extremely positive impact on managing oneself. Besides, elements such as experience, attitudes, skills, character traits, and values determine a person to achieve his or her full potential.
Personal development vs. professional development
Work psychology defines this process as a continuous change, considering such criteria as simplifying procedures, improving and accelerating complex states, expanding knowledge, and acquiring skills to perform tasks correctly. Professional development is a long-term process in which a person has to overcome from familiarization with economic and cultural activities through preparation for a given position, promotions, and achievements in professional work, until its completion. Professional development can be threefold:
- As a goal in itself,
- As a medium to a goal,
- As an outcome of daily work practices.
Professional development is one of the components of human personality development. These processes of change are mutually penetrating and complementary. Non-professional elements of development enrich an employee’s competencies with new skills, knowledge, or experience that may prove helpful and motivate in future work.
You can read more about the personal development of employees at Applover in the posts below.