employee empowerment

April 5, 2009

The Difference Empowerment Makes

It’s an amazing experience as a manager when you turn someone on to the hidden capabilities they have within them already.

By freeing him or herself up by using the latent abilities of their people, an empowering manager truly lives and breathes the experience – and that’s powerful.

Filed under Developing Your People, Management Basics by Martin

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March 30, 2009

With Empowerment Everyone’s A Winner

For a manager to be brave enough to empower their people is one of the most enlightening actions they can take to remove some of the burdens that others can deliver.

Individuals start to flower in their abilities and become the swan to the ugly duckling of the past – producing results even beyond their own imagination.

A manager who unleashes the potential of their people in this way will achieve a fulfilment of their own possibilities and that of those in their care too.

Filed under Building the Future, Managing Me by Martin

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March 23, 2009

Strong Teams Make Managers Great

A manager cannot do it all – their performance depends on how they get the best from their team.

By giving employees the capacity to act on the manager’s behalf they will benefit incredibly with that level of trust.

And when a manager says, ‘Look, do your best and I’ll always support you’, they will take risks at just the right level for them.

You are giving yourself more freedom in the process, and mentoring them into becoming a manager.

Filed under Developing Your People, Management Basics, Managing Me by Martin

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March 16, 2009

Customers Want Employee Empowerment

The customer is waiting for the “manager isn’t here”, and when he gets there, becomes extremely irritated.

They see it as a stalling technique and is more likely to require more costly remedies for the problem the customer has.

It’s a no-win situation for a manager that wants to portray that they are in control.

Far better to hand over control at the sharp end, by fully empowering employees to make the best decisions – and fast.

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March 9, 2009

No Empowerment – It’s The Manager’s Fault!

Many managers do this without even thinking.

They need to know that they will be far better in their own job when they give their people the ability to decide for themselves the actions to take.

Most decisions that are to be made, when the customer is in your face, demand immediate resolution.

And those who are nearest to the action, are usually the best to be empowered to take the quick decisions necessary.

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Employees Will “Pass The Buck” Without Empowerment

If employees don’t develop the understanding that they are empowered to do what they can with the freedom that provides, they will always ‘pass the monkey’ back to the manager.

That way they can get off making a decision and risk less.

If a manager makes all the top decisions and involves his people as a minimum, they will do as they’re told, collect their regular salary slip and do only what’s asked of them.

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March 2, 2009

Empowerment – A Management ‘Must-Have’

You see, most managers come from the ‘shop-floor’ and find it difficult to let go of that role.

When they try to take a step upwards into a full management role, it makes them feel uncomfortable – as if they are not working ‘hard enough’.

It’s a two-fold problem, it leaves all the critical answers in the lap of one person and employees are at a loss, or afraid to make a simple decision in the absence of their superior.

Filed under Building the Future, Developing Your People by Martin

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January 11, 2009

Any Manager Will Value Empowerment Skills

It’s an amazing experience as a manager when you turn someone on to the hidden capabilities they have within them already.

By freeing him or herself up by using the latent abilities of their people, an empowering manager truly lives and breathes the experience – and that’s powerful.

Filed under Developing Your People, Managing Me by Martin

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January 4, 2009

With Empowerment Everyone’s A Winner

Of course, when a manager has been used to keeping every tricky decision to themselves, it’s a bit of a fear to let things go – and it can be one of theĀ  best things they can learn to do.

Individuals start to flower in their abilities and become the swan to the ugly duckling of the past. – producing results even beyond their own imagination.

A manager who unleashes the potential of their people in this way will achieve a fulfilment of their own possibilities and that of those in their care too.

Filed under Building the Future, Managing Me by Martin

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December 28, 2008

Capable Employees Are Good For Managers

Look, managers are not perfect in every way – they cannot fix everything in their business on their own; it’s their ability to get the most from their people that makes the difference.

Any employee will grow and develop hugely when given responsibility – empowering them to act and make decisions is a great way forward for them.

And when a manager says, ‘Look, do your best and I’ll always support you’, they will take risks at just the right level for them.

This is precisely the way that the very best managers gradually release what they do into the increasingly capable hands of members of their team.

Filed under Developing Your People, Managing Me by Martin

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