An empowered team means people are typically more engaged in their role and they tend to work harder toward their goals. But what does “team empowerment” look like? How do you know whether you’re empowering your employees?
The CRN Learning Lab host, Judy Sandiford, talks today with Account Executive, Nancy Wescott, about everything “team empowerment,” from the connections to leadership competencies to tools, tactics, and plans leaders can use to build optimum conditions for empowerment, and understanding exactly what it looks like, from a business/employee output perspective.
Listen in to hear all those details.
In the meantime, here’s a list of some simple, deliberate actions to help your team feel empowered:
- Create spaces of collaboration and an openness to the ideas of others – Encourage teams to collaborate with each other; to ask for and provide feedback, listen to the thoughts of others, and to remain open to new ideas.
- Invest in the development of team members – Leaders can offer Coaching to help employees grow their skills and capabilities; make time to connect with them to understand their needs; make time for discussion on their development (not just business goals); let them know they are valued.
- Communicate – Remind Leaders to keep their team informed; share big picture information, goals, challenges; and create clarity for the team on what needs to be done.
- Assign additional responsibilities and authority – Leaders can help team members grow in their role by essentially allowing them to accept more control.
- Establish a positive work environment – Encourage Leaders to show up with authenticity, give honest and specific feedback, and recognition.
Let us know if you want more about how to make these happen in your organization!