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Empower ’em!

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You want to empower your employees. You’re just not sure how to tell who’s empowered and who isn’t. Here’s the difference:

Empowered employees

  • Take initiative in ambiguous situations.
  • Test their assumptions.
  • Respond to problems with solutions.
  • Make sensible suggestions.
  • Adapt to change with an open mind.
  • Take responsibility for their errors.
  • Create options to improve systems.
  • Finish what they start.
  • Use precedent as a guide.
Disempowered employees

  • Wait for others to clarify ambiguity.
  • Act on rash assumptions.
  • Respond to problems by moping.
  • Accept the status quo.
  • Resist change and feel victimized by it.
  • Deflect blame.
  • Get locked into one way of doing something.
  • Await approval at each stage of a job.
  • Follow precedent without question.

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