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[closed] What does the industry term "IDP" mean?

Greetings,

I am Aimee and I would like to introduce myself personally as someone who loves fitness. Academically, I am a full time senior at Concordia University who studies business administration and management. My passion is to enter the management industry in either office management or sports management.

Upon reading a job description for research, I came across an industry term labeled as "IDP". What does this stand for, and how is it used in management? This term was followed by the other terms that were associated with sports management: SMART, objectives, and urgency. I am having trouble reading the context and between the lines. I understand that the best managers are great at organizing time, tasks, resources, and money to function together. I love to organize because I can clearly see that in my personal life what a huge better difference it makes! If I do not know where things are because they are moved too much and if dishes are not organized, then it would take more time just to simply find one. In the professional workplace, I can keep electronic and physical files clean and then my area neat so that I can function.

Closing. #business #management #business-administration #leadership #project-management #strategy

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Alexis’s Answer

Hello,
It sounds like that particular use of IDP refers to an Individual Development Plan, which we use to promote the personal and professional development of our employees. An IDP should be based on an identified area for improvement or a new task/skill someone would like to learn to grow their career. IDPs should include SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound) goals, because each of those factors is needed in order for a person to know where they want to go, how to get there, and what success looks like. Hope this helps!

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Wayne’s Answer

Alexis is correct in her answer. I am not familiar with any other common use of that acronym although I am sure there may be some in specific industries. We often find that we would like to increase our personal value by gaining certifications, special skills or general knowledge after we leave college and join the workforce. Many companies offer assistance with these efforts through educational assistance programs. This is an item that should be considered when evaluating a potential employer since we should all be career learners and not allow ourselves to stagnate and lose our cutting edge value. Good luck.

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