4 Development Levels
Level 1: The Enthusiastic Beginner
Level 2: The Disillusioned Learner
Level 3: The Capable, but Cautious, Performer
Level 4: The Self-Reliant Achiever
Level 1 Needs: Recognition of enthusiasm and transferrable skills; Clear goals; standards for what a good job looks like; Information about how the data will be collected and shared; Unwritten rules on how things are; Information about the tasking; Hands on training; Action plans; Timelines, Priorities, Boundaries, and Frequent feedback on results.
Level 2 Needs: Explanations of why; Opportunities to discuss concerns; Involvement in decision making and problem-solving; Encouragement; Clear goals; Perspective; Frequent feedback; Praise for making progress; and assurance that it is okay to make mistakes.
Level 3 Needs: An approachable mentor or coach; Opportunities to express concerns; Support and encouragement to develop problem-solving skills; Praise and recognition for high-level of competency
Level 4 Needs: Variety and challenge; A leader who is more mentor or colleague. Autonomy and authority.