Team members actively engaged in decision-making tend to stay with a company that appreciates them. They feel valued and are motivated to do what's best for the company. Employees who aren't empowered often feel as though they are cogs in a machine and look for a way out.
Process and results
When it comes to decision-making, the process is almost as important as the results and involves your hands-on participation with team members. First, determine where team members can best contribute their ideas and influence the outcome of projects. Set up a process to review the decisions they make, and only intervene when their decisions affect other departments. Identify the person who will be in charge and the scope of his or her responsibility.
Here's how you can help team members become comfortable with the power they are given:
- Provide information they need to make informed decisions.
- Meet with them at appointed times so they ...(register to read more)