Empowering employees is in your hands. If you don’t take it upon yourself to make sure that your employees are happy and want to make improvements to your company with you, you’re doing it wrong.
There are a few simple ways to empower your employees, so they want to give you their all when it comes to working. Many of these are overlooked, but all of them are extremely important if you want your business to flourish in the hands of your staff.
Let’s take a look at these 4 common methods of employee empowerment that are simple and effective.
1 Task Building
No one likes being thrown under the bus. This is a great piece of advice you will want to keep in mind when you start to train your new employees.
The best way to go about making sure you aren’t overloading the new guy is to have a set graduation system in place. Create a workflow that details the skills needed to be a profitable part of your company. In other words, create an employee education system.
Start small with minor tasks, but make sure they are big enough to really test the worth of your new employee. They should be able to complete small tasks in large volume before they can be handed anything else.
Once they start producing quality work at an acceptable pace, it’s time to start giving them more responsibilities. Keep the same style of growth that you implemented with the first tasks, and see how far they can scale themselves inside of your company. If they do well, they could be management material.
Find your growth timelines and sweet spots. It might take a few tries to find a system that really works for your company, but it’s invaluable when you find the system that does. It makes growth easy and manageable.
We live in the technology day and age. I’m sure they have been saying that since the initial whiffs of industrialization, but it’s more true now than it ever has been.
This means that the best success can really be found in the technology of the day. This means finding the most useful software, keeping the computers up-to-date, and staying on top of the trends that are dictated by the social media and search engine giants of today.
Staying up-to-date with your tech does something else for your company too, it keeps you a step ahead of the game. Seriously, some companies haven’t upgraded their technology in over a decade, and in a world where top-of-line is only on top for a few months, that simply won’t cut it.
3 Creative Rights
Sometimes this just isn’t an option depending on what you do and what part of the process an employee completes, but if you can, you should let that employee keep their intellectual property.
In many ways, doing this is a way of “partnering” with your employee, and it allows them the right to say they did the work, even if it’s to get another job.
Many companies don’t want to do this, but if you do, you can basically guarantee a great network reference when one of your past employees goes off to make billions. This is a great way to create a pathway built on good-graces, and that’s good.
This also incentivizes your employee while they are working on the project at hand. Knowing they can talk about it after everything’s said and done tends to result in a higher caliber of work from your employee.
4 Profit Sharing
Along with the creative rights, don’t be afraid to cut your team in on profit sharing, especially if they have been working for you for a while. Providing plans that cut employees in on percentages of profits each quarter is an amazing way to remind them that it’s their work that makes the difference.
With a structure like this, your team is more apt to pour their heart and soul into every project. Afterall, they get a kickback when your profits take off, so why wouldn’t they try?
There are so many ways to empower and incentivize your team, but these 4 are ways to guarantee great results.
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