Team members accept job offers to companies because they want to make a difference and better the organization in which they chose to work for. Empowering employees gives them the chance to put their best foot forward. The effort of developing others is never a bad idea and has become essential in today’s day and age as your team is your company’s backbone. Having a strong and compassionate team holds together your company culture and only leaves room for growth.
The Benefits of Team Empowerment
1. Each Person Taking Ownership
Team members taking authority over a decision gives them a sense of empowerment. It offers them a feeling of not only control but respect that they are trusted enough to not mess the task up. As a leader, it is important to feel comfortable giving power to someone and ensuring they are skilled enough before they are given authority over a task or project.
2. Creates a Collaborative and Creative Environment
Engagement among team members builds your companies bond and family. When there is effective communication and strong co-worker bond, this gives each co-worker a feeling of acceptance and belonging and creates an overall positive work environment.
Allowing openness to new ideas, opinions and creative solutions is another small but simple way to value your employees. As a leader, you should want not only collaboration; but new and fresh ideas as often as possible. As an employee, it builds their dignity within the organization. Hearing their opinions and compassion towards something they have put thought into certainly shows that their ideas are respected.
3. More Time For You To Do What You Do Best
Giving employees initiative to take control, lead, and think for themselves allows for constant innovation while taking weight off management. It makes for more time for management to focus on what needs to be done while being able to take a breather knowing your strong, supportive team is right alongside of you. Who knows, this extra time could be spent developing others to build your team or train to help with some of your responsibilities. This extra time can be useful if used wisely to increase productivity in all areas (both team and management.)
Empowering employees has overall great benefits. Educating, prepping, and trusting them to tackle more responsibility benefits everyone. Letting them handle responsibility, tackle challenges, possibly fail, and keep going is what will build trust and productivity within your team.