Empower Improvement with the Skills Improvement Plan Template on Notion
Managing underperformance or specific areas that need enhancement is a challenging yet essential part of effective team leadership. The Skills Improvement Plan Template on Notion is specifically designed for managers who are committed to constructively addressing these issues with their team members. This template is not just a document; it’s a structured approach to turning underperformance into an opportunity for growth and development. It's about building a culture of accountability and continuous improvement, even in challenging scenarios.
Inside the Template:
- What is Expected: Start by clearly defining the areas of underperformance or the specific skills that need improvement. This section helps establish a mutual understanding of the existing gaps and sets the stage for a focused improvement strategy.
- Action Plan: Construct an actionable roadmap tailored to your team member’s unique needs. Detail the steps necessary for improvement, set achievable goals, and outline resources and support available. This plan is a commitment from both you and your team member to turn areas of weakness into strengths.
- Measure Progress: Effective improvement is measurable. This section enables you to track progress against predefined benchmarks, adjust strategies as needed, and celebrate small victories along the way. Regular monitoring and feedback keep the improvement plan dynamic and responsive to the team member’s development.
Why This Template?
- Targeted Improvement: Focus specifically on underperformance or particular skill areas, making the plan relevant and effective.
- Foster Accountability: Empower your team members to take ownership of their improvement journey, reinforcing the understanding that development is a shared responsibility.
- Clear and Actionable Steps: Remove ambiguity by clearly outlining the path from current performance to desired outcomes.
- Supportive yet Firm Approach: Balances the need for improvement with support and resources, creating a positive environment for growth.
- Trackable Outcomes: Measure improvements tangibly, making it easier to see progress and areas that need further attention.
As a manager, using the Skills Improvement Plan Template signifies your commitment to not only uphold performance standards but also to invest in your team members' professional development, even in challenging times.
After receiving constructive feedback, use the skills improvement plan to define the action plan and develop your skills.
See your progress with the regular check-ins and concrete observations over time.
🪡 How to use this template with your team:
- Get Notion (this template works on both Free and Premium accounts).*
- Duplicate the template to your Notion space. Keep it private!
- Adapt the template to your team (add the names of your team members, create custom views)
- When you observe a situation, note it done in an objective way. When you are ready to share it with your team member, address the observation, and build together a skills improvement plan. Use the template to build up accountability and ensure that your feedback transforms into action.
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🎁 What’s inside:
- A ready-to-use template to build an action plan for skills development.
- A template button to recreate the skills improvement every time you need to implement it.
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