Are You Empowering Your Employees?
Today’s employees have more education then any other previous workforce. Are you empowering employees to capitalize on this higher education? If not, you’re missing out on a significant competitive advantage.
Although it may not seem like a big deal, when you consider todays employee needs to stand out as an individual, to openly share their ideas and be heard it’s clear that employees today want the autonomy to make their own decisions. Not only do they want autonomy, they want authority to take action on their ideas and decisions. There’s both a problem and a benefit with these needs. They reduce the need for frontline leadership.
This shift in needs will continue.
Try as you will, its going to be hard to ignore considering most employees have education and ability to be successful in this new environment.
What should you do?
Employees need less “management” and instead an environment in which we empower employees to apply their knowledge, skills and abilities.
In this brief video I outline the value of empowering your employees, and the steps necessary to shift from a leadership culture to a culture of empowerment.