Empower is defined by Merriam-Webster as “to give official authority or legal power; to enable.” The word has such a powerful impact when implemented in the workplace.
Empowered employees are crucial to running a successful business. They have the authority to make decisions, are able to take responsibility for their work, and are generally happier and more productive; they feel like a critical member of the team.
There’s one important reason why managers should strive to empower employees: it leads to more ethical decision-making. [Read more…]