The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
The term empowerment is being thrown around a lot these days in corporate meetings and management trainings, but when asked, not all managers can precisely answer what it is.
Some believe it is delegating while others rewarding their staff members.
There is so much advice for managers on how to empower their staff.
Sources explain how this process can reduce employee turnover, raise moral and productivity and create a better company culture.
A professional relationship between a leader and employees is akin to all other relationships; as such, communication is essential to their success. There are various components to this, such as minding nonverbal communication, cultural differences, listening, etc. Learn More
Unmotivated employees can cause many problems for managers.
It is difficult to accept the lazy attitude of some, while seeing the determination and self-motivation of other staff members who don’t need to be told what to do at all. Learn More
Your team can offer valuable assistance in achieving your goals and objectives, but only when they are given the opportunity to do so. Many managers are reluctant to offer more power to the team because it is risky and diminishes their control. But it is also motivational and offers more opportunities for growth and advancement.
OK, you’ve made all your plans and you’re convinced that your staff will be receptive to your new ideas.
So you decide to delegate some responsibility to your team, knowing that this level of empowerment will be grasped by all of them, as they are all striving for more responsibility and challenge.