Investing in professional development: a win for the whole team

More and more individuals are prioritising personal and professional development in their decision-making, and employers often disregard its power as a retention and recruitment tool. Using the knowledge of Whole Brain® Thinking and employee preferences, you can build training programs that appeal to a wide variety of learners and drive better business outcomes.
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Why is professional development important?

The workplace is an intersection of different Thinking Styles™, and there’s no one size fits all approach when it comes to motivating and developing your people.

Understanding your team’s thinking styles allows you to implement initiatives like professional development workshops that will improve nearly all facets of your business. With Whole Brain® Thinking and the HBDI® as the catalyst, employers and coaches can get to the crux of how to motivate, retain and build high-performing teams.

Investing in professional development helps you:

Increase team knowledge

Increase your team’s knowledge

Boost employee satisfaction

Boost employee job satisfaction

Attract top candidates

Attract in-demand candidates


Improve retention

Increase efficiency

Increase efficiency

Our top professional development ideas and resources

Many businesses implement professional development initiatives in the workplace, however, without the right tools to support these initiatives they often lose traction and end up lacking real value.

At Herrmann, we empower employees and HR professionals to use Whole Brain® Thinking to ensure a real and lasting impact when improving professional development.

Discover the following resources to improve professional development in your workplace.

Inclusive Leadership PlayBook

Diversity of Thought: A Pathway to Inclusive Leadership


Close the Leadership Gap: Accelerate High-Potential (Hi-Po) Development with a Whole Brain® approach

Check out our popular articles on professional development

We’ve been thought leaders of professional development in the workplace for decades. Check out some of our most popular articles to help you achieve better management results.