Personal and professional development go hand-in-hand with one another.
There’s a lot that one can learn and apply from one to the other. Development is a defining part of life, be it personal or within the world around us. Development carries us, as a species, forward into deeper and deeper unknowns.
That’s why giving opportunities to learn and flourish are becoming more and more important – perhaps more important now than any other time in history. The current worlds population sits at an astounding 7.9 billion people, with 67 million living in the UK – that’s a huge number and a huge pool of potential development to take part in.
One of the key driving forces of development in our current age is technology. Never has it been easier to find information than right now, where we have computers in the palms of our hands, connected to a vast network of knowledge that can be accessed at the click of a button.
That’s why it’s becoming so important to maintain a structured working environment within every sector of industry. In this world where everything seems to be pushing towards convenience over everything else, personal development is taking a massive hit.
As more and more industries look to automation, personal development suffers – there’s no back and forth or comradery with a self-serve shopping till after all. In the same breath, professional development also takes a turn for the worse. The less a human factor takes part in the chain of events that lead to producing or manufacturing, the fewer opportunities exist for professional development. We’re a social species and we require interaction with others – even if it’s in small doses. Technology is a means to an end and not the solution to all of the problems in the world. Technology is best applied towards improving personal and professional development, creating positive experiences and reinforcing the pillar on which the human race has prospered thus far: unity.