Some companies require employees to accomplish a personal development plan or PDP.
They sit down with their supervisors to come up with an improvement plan. Many see this as a transactional activity, but excellent managers can turn this into a professional development opportunity.
At work, a personal development plan is a detailed written proposal of how an individual employee will achieve personal growth in six months to one year. The plan may include the goals, realities, opportunities, and steps that the individual will take. At times, it may also have a personal vision, values, and mission.
Anyone at any age can write a personal development plan. Your plan is better than writing a “New Year’s Resolution” which is often just a list of wishes.