Investing in Your I.T. Employees' Futures Benefits You

By Lyle Worthington - Technology Executive and Consultant & Past President of HFTP Global

20 June 2012
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One of my personal philosophies is never stop learning. Learning something new means moving forward. It is equally important that the people who work with and for me continue learning and growing as well. It is extremely motivating to work around people who are all investing in, contributing to and believing in what they are doing. Everyone benefits from the positive attitudes, and poor performers stick out like a sore thumb. When a company embraces a learning environment and managers encourage growth and development of top performers, job satisfaction and job performance will go up.

Some companies may worry that employees will demand more money or leave the company for a better opportunity. This is certainly a possibility, but as your employees become more valuable to you, they will be more valuable to others, so if you don't provide them a path to grow within your company they might seek that path elsewhere. Even if that does happen, you still benefit from their additional knowledge and new ideas while they're with you, and possibly even after their departure.

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Lyle Worthington

Lyle Worthington, CHTP is a hospitality technology executive, advisor, mentor, and world-renowned technology consultant with over 23 years of diverse technology experience ranging from software developer to CIO. He is a CIO advisor to multiple global hospitality brands, the CIO of The Student Hotel based in Amsterdam, and Past Global President of HFTP. He has served on and chaired several boards, committees, and councils specific to the hospitality industry, and has been an active voice for technology in Hospitality for over 13 years. He regularly speaks at global technology and hospitality industry events and has written numerous articles for hospitality technology printed and digital publications. Outside of hospitality, Lyle spends his time working with technology startups, playing and coaching lacrosse, and skydiving every chance he gets.