According to businessdictionary.com, empowerment is the practice of sharing information, rewards, and power with employees so that they can take initiative and make decisions to solve problems and improve service and performance. Empowerment is based on the idea that giving employees skills, resources, authority, opportunity, motivation, as well holding them responsible and accountable for outcomes of their actions, will […]
Job enlargement, job enrichment, and job rotation can enhance employee retention. We were hired to do a certain job, we feel like we have mastered it, and we’re starting to feel kind of bored. It is exciting to take on some new tasks and duties. Delegation may be required. Delegation can be empowering.
There are a number of good reasons […]
My coworkers say that they’ve “got my back”. I’m not sure if that means they support me, or that they’ve “got my back” to push or throw me under the bus, or make it easier to point the finger at me if things don’t work out. This is not an empowering culture.
So, how do you create an empowerment culture?
It is sometimes difficult to keep up with the trendy terms, the technical jargon, and the buzzwords. Here’s a new one: empowerment. Sounds like a fancy word for “someone dumping their work on me”.
So, what is empowerment?
What I have found is if you ask five different people that question, you will probably get five different answers. But there are […]
Leaders play a big role when it comes to creating, maintaining, and maybe even promoting employee engagement. What can leaders do to improve it?
There are a number of things leaders can do.
Leaders need to consider and sincerely communicate the value of the activities and tasks coworkers provide. The perception of the importance of the job has a significant impact […]