I believe in empowerment. I often speak about The 3 Laws of Empowerment, (www.rshawnmcbridelive.com/3laws). I think a lot of employers are missing a great opportunity. Empowered employees and engaged employees, can do more for your business. They’ll work for you, and they’ll work harder.
Unfortunately, I found that many companies are afraid to empower their employees. They may not do the things they need to do to let those employees have the careers and the lives they love because the employer’s afraid. They’re afraid of losing the employee, and they’re afraid the employee might go a different direction, but that’s an overly simplistic view of the world.
There’s so much opportunity out there. If the employee’s engaged and working hard — working hard for themselves — they’ll do more for the employer, which will create more opportunity for everybody. It’s really a holistic view of business to allow your employees to be empowered, to allow them to do more, to allow them to be successful, but you have to have trust. You have to have trust that if you do the right things for your employees if you do the right things for them, they’ll do the right things for you. This is really about building a symbiotic relationship, about getting everybody working together.
In The Three Laws of Empowerment For High Growth Companies (www.rshawnmcbridelive.com/3laws), I speak about getting companies to trust in their employees, to allow employees to build lives and careers they love, and as those employees build those lives and careers they love, they’ll start doing more and more for their company. As the employee is working hard for their goals, the company goals will be met. It really is a 1 + 1 = 4 situation.
What are your thoughts on empowering your employees? Have you gone the extra mile to allow employees to do jobs they love in a way they love? Have you reached out to them to determine what their career goals are? How you are you working through the empowerment? Join us in the comments below.
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Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment (www.rshawnmcbridelive.com/3laws), gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can reach R. Shawn McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org or (214) 418-0258.
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