What if I told you that empowerment is key to the success of your business? It’s great to be a strong Executive/Senior Level Manager, but at the end of the day, you have to ask yourself a few questions.
The first and most important question to ask yourself is: Am I the subject expert in each aspect of my company? If the answer is no, there are so many steps you can take to build leadership capacity in your staff and empower them to ensure staff are meeting expectations in all departments. Executive and Senior Level Management often try to absorb as many tasks as they can to save money at the end of the day. This ultimately leads to the demise of several companies. Forbes.com wrote an article that offers 6 different ways to empower your employees.
Many times the Executive and Senior Level Management teams do not understand the importance of communication, especially to the varying degrees of what employees “need to know”. When newer or lower-level employees get involved in the process, you can bounce ideas off of someone who has a pulse on the workplace environment prior to diving into a plan. A regular employee is going to work as hard as he or she can to prove themselves to the company, and the company will in turn get more bang for their buck. Go Co wrote an article that outlines the characteristics of effective empowerment. The article gives the reader picture-perfect scenarios that can serve as a guide for fostering an empowering environment.
Don’t forget that with empowerment comes a lot of support and nurturing. As a leader it is your job to ensure the employees you are empowering have access to high quality professional development, along with frequent opportunities for questions/feedback. It actually becomes a part of the empowerment process. The CEO sets the example to the employee he or she is empowering to become a fresh leader, and that then begins the trickle down process. You will not always have to develop the employee you are empowering. Follow these tips from TINYpulse, and you will learn how to begin the process of becoming a more effective time manager when it comes to professional development and employee empowerment practices.Posted: Thursday, April 20th, 5:54am 3 years ago
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