Empowered employees are productive in their work. When a company takes steps to empower their employees, they enhance their job satisfaction and improve loyalty. That means they will more likely stay in the same company and deliver better results. Undoubtedly, the success of many companies is directly linked to their employee’s success. When an employee’s work-life balance is top-notch, the company’s success is guaranteed. So, what exactly do we mean by empowering employees? Let’s find out.
What is Employee Empowerment?
Employee empowerment is giving staff leadership roles that provide them with power and motivation in their work. Every employee love being in a working environment where they are supported and confident in their duties.
Allowing employees to make mistakes and learn from them and take risks that bring them growth is empowerment. Eventually, the empowerment brings the best out of the employees to become professionals in what they do.
Employee Empowerment Levels
Employee empowerment comes in three different levels depending on hierarchy. The levels include:
- Organizational level- entails digital transformation change, recognition of employee contributions, embracing collaboration, rewarding responsible employees, and retaining top talent.
- Managerial level- involves supporting employee teams and assisting every team member in attaining their goal, inspiring and motivating employees, and spreading teamwork spirit.
- Individual-level- Helping employees find meaning and work purpose, encouraging them to take risks, taking the business to higher levels, and coming up with new business ideas.
Managerial and organization empowerment exists by default in most companies. On the other hand, Individual empowerment lies behind personal motivation and demands a lot of work and effort in various organizational functions. That is why HR and Internal Control are called to work hand in hand to achieve employee empowerment.
Benefits of Employee Empowerment
Improves company’s brand
Empowered employees go to the extent of advertising the company’s brand to their social media platforms. Social media is a powerful business platform and drags traffic to the company. More traffic means more revenue for the company.
Help retain top talent
No employee would want to leave a company that helps them grow professionally and personally. When they connect well with the company’s brand and management, they would be willing to stay. Therefore, the company gets to retain highly talented employees who are suitable for business.
Keeps employees motivated and engaged
Motivated employees always take the business to another level. They do their best to see the company’s mission and vision achieved. With enough guidance, support, and work-life balance, everything at work becomes easy, comfortable, and smooth.
That’s why employee empowerment is vital.