by Pierre A. Towns
Managers and HR pros can’t empower employees, but they can create an environment that motivates them to want to act in an empowered way.
When you create that environment, some employees will jump on the bandwagon and act empowered right away. But many of them just don’t have the confidence to risk failing if they empower themselves to make decisions or take actions without consulting a supervisor every step of the way.
Here is a 10-step model for encouraging and motivating employees. It will help them build the confidence they need to empower themselves to make decisions and take risks:
1. Help them figure out what they’re good at (or not good at). Are they risk-takers? Do they believe they control the things that happen in their lives? Once they understand their own personality traits, they can address their weaknesses and gain confidence. Tip: Provide a self-assessment tool to employees so they can use i...(register to read more)