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#BalanceforBetter

By its nature, empowerment starts at the top. Empowerment must first be granted by those who have the power to do so but then it must be embraced by those who have been given greater authority.  It must come from a leadership team dedicated to giving up control in exchange for the benefits that come from an empowered team. When it comes to gender equality, companies today suffer a ‘knowing-doing gap’. Most executives know how strong the empirical evidence is that proves the link between fostering more diverse mindsets and achieving superior financial performance. But progress is still too slow. Achieving real change requires committed leadership at the top and sustained effort to shift mindsets and correct hidden biases across the organisation. Purpose driven companies that create value fo...

#Leadership

‘Empowering’ means giving your team members the authority or power to do something, to take more control, and to become stronger and more independent. An effective way to empower your team is to delegate. It is important to note that the dictionary definition of empowerment does not take into account a key distinction between two types of empowerment: actual empowerment, that granted by the organisation to an employee, and psychological empowerment, the feeling of empowerment that an employee has. Academics studying the subject generally approach the two types of empowerment as separate and distinct phenomena. For the purposes of leadership, you should note that there is a difference between actual and psychological empowerment and understand that even when you grant employees more power a...

Empowerment Matters

Courageous Cultures Empowering employees is the ongoing process of providing the tools, training, resources, encouragement and motivation your workers need to perform at the optimum level. If your organisation is looking for a way to speed processes and still produce quality materials and services, focus on employee empowerment. When you show an employee you trust him/her, and give them timely information and the authority to find solutions, s/he will be able to solve problems and provide solutions more rapidly than someone without that empowerment. Creativity When an employee feels a sense of accomplishment and feels valued, s/he is more likely to engage in critical and creative thinking. S/He will feel more capable and inspired to devise situations in unconventional ways, which can lead ...

#Health & Well-Being

Despite all the evidence demonstrating that employee health, well-being and engagement are important for organisational success, and that line managers are one of the most important influences on engagement, fewer than half of the 1,091 HR professionals surveyed by the CIPD last year believed that line managers are bought into the importance of well-being. What’s more, the majority of organisations still take a reactive rather than proactive approach to supporting well-being at work. Just 60% of employees feel their line manager is genuinely concerned for their well being, although this is rising (58% in 2017, 55% in 2016). 64% of managers put the interests of their organisation above staff well-being at some point (and 12% do so every day). There is a clear correlation between employee we...

#Engagement>>Performance

“the tale-tale signs leaders are becoming disengaged is when they go missing in action” What gets you and your employees out of bed in the morning? Is it the thought of spending the day at work with people you like and appreciate? Is it the drive to move forward in your career and continue bettering yourself professionally? Perhaps it’s just knowing that you need to get paid to continue living the life you want to live. We’re all motivated by different things. It’s part of what makes our workplaces such diverse and interesting places to be. Your business thrives when your people are engaged – and understanding what’s driving your people forward, what’s holding them back, and what they really want from their employer is essential to maintaining a consistently high level of engag...

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