How To Treat Your Employees The Right Way
There have been very many different theories that have been introduced by corporates and businesses on how they can empower their employees with an end goal of making them more productive. One of the major and most discussed philosophies in the business world is empowerment. Empowered employees are more often than not very efficient in doing their tasks and require very minimal supervision. A company with empowered staff members is assured greater productivity in the long run while at the same time ensures commitment to the firm’s main mission and vision.
There are many things that can be considered empowering by employees but first let us talk about those things that empowerment isn’t. Although employee empowerment might sound simple and easy, many managers fail to be successful in it.
Empowerment is considered a privilege and not a right. Most often than not, employers decide to empower employees that are hardworking, competent, and focused on their tasks. So many people however view empowerment as a right and consider it a necessity in every company.
Employee empowerment can also be summed up as letting your employees make their own decisions regarding their work in addition to giving them set and broad guidelines. Letting your employees think for themselves and make their own decisions is referred to as employee empowerment. To some extent, the reasoning that empowerment comes from the employee and not the employer is true. My own belief of empowerment is that true empowerment comes when both the employees and the management in the company work together in order to realize the company’s vision and mission. The management should always encourage their employees and give them space to do their duties efficiently and the employees should work diligently and have initiative to take control of their work.
Those that take employee empowerment seriously will see a great increase in the productivity levels while those that do not consider it of much importance won’t see much increase in productivity. Employees that are not empowered will only do the bare minimum before packing their stuff and going home. You should never underestimate your employees as doing so will more often than not bring negative results to the company. The funny thing is that employee empowerment is very easy to implement yet not many companies are doing so. Some of the ways that managements can effectively empower their employees are through encouraging them to have focus, encourage them to set goals for themselves, consistently train them, and also coach them. This will more often than not require the management to therefore spend some money in order to ensure those tasks have been done.