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5 proven ways to empower employees in 2020

Workers Motivation

 How do you make your workers feel more excited to come to work?

Your workers have different abilities, talents, and ideas. So, how do you tap these abilities? It would be best if you motivate your employees. Then, allow your workers to apply these skills in solving problems.

Always make your workers want to work with you. If you are going to succeed, understand that your success depends on your workers’ progress. Also, give your employees all the needed information to solve problems. It makes it even easier for you to empower employees, and get time for other work.

Not only that, but you can work as a team to reach your personal goals.  It becomes simple to manage your workers this way.

How to Empower Employees in the Workplace.

Develop Trust

When hiring your workers, it is natural to feel worried about inexperienced workers. Once you have employed your workers, trust your employees’ intelligence in solving problems. Even so, mistakes will happen, but it will be easier to correct your workers.

Yet, give the benefit of the doubt whenever your employees make mistakes. Do not criticize your workers.  By doing this, you will earn your employees’ trust and loyalty. While in your bid to empower employees, never hire employees, you will not offer your support.

Always tell your employees the truth about specific details of the company. Employees do not know anything about the company. Whatever you say to your employee is right. Never lie to your employees, as this will break the trust.

Appreciate Employees Hard work

When your employees do a good job, it is right to recognize it. Appreciation makes the employees work harder to give excellent results. So, always encourage them to be creative in solving problems. Recognition can come in different ways:

  • Casual dressing one day in a week
  • Give them gifts
  • Do some of your employees’ work
  • Give them a free lunch

Nothing motivates workers more than a handwritten note. With this in mind, make it a habit to write a thank you note anytime your employees show excellent work. It will show you appreciate their job. Through doing this, you will empower employees, making the company more productive.

Proper Communication

Indeed communication is the backbone of any organization. More so, clear communication of the company’s vision contributes to its growth. It makes every member feel more valued, thus giving the best.

As a leader, you should welcome both positive and negative feedback. Still, do not criticize your workers based on the idea they give. Instead, encourage them to talk about the company’s shortcomings.

This way, you will empower employees to know you can take criticism without victimization. Companies allowing communication can tackle future threats before it becomes a big problem. Therefore, it makes the company concentrate on the job without fear of interference.

Manage Progress

When monitoring the progress of your workers, makes sure you don’t overstep. Ask your employees to help you build a system for measuring performance. Indeed, make it an empowering and constructive activity. As such, you will empower employees. Thus, boost your production.

Moreover, let your employees provide proof of performance. Let it be time-bound as well as measurable. It will help your employees become responsible and accountable.

If the project is long term, divide it into milestones. Ask the staff to set time. However, track progress by holding meetings to follow up on the development of the project.

Employees Interaction

How is your employees’ interaction? How do your workers interact with outsiders? Always, encourage your team to communicate. How do you achieve this?

  • Organize lunch outings
  • Plan events outside the office
  • Have a happy hour

 It becomes easier to interact across all departments.

Additionally, always have virtual get together. It connects even with those workers who work from far. The workers can talk about anything and share ideas. Through the connection, you can empower employees. It creates a good rapport among your workers.

Again, you can ask other employees about an individual employee. Only ask how the employee interacts but not the worker’s reactions. Even so, please do not rely on the information you get because it could be false. So, always have an open mind.

Bottom Line

 An employer, you should value workers through job appreciation. Allow your workers should have the freedom to talk about the issue affecting your company. Learn to trust your employees and create room for making mistakes. You will make the employees feel like one of the team, thus increasing productivity. 

Allow interaction both from inside and outside the office. Also, create time for events that excites your employees. This is an effective way to empower employees.

Sometimes, make it your duty to check the progress of your workers. Make it a personal responsibility.

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