Empowerment : Empowerment Program Objectives : Program Objectives Personal empowerment and self sufficiency.
New opportunities and challenges for today’s managers.
Congruence between personal expectations, company’s priorities and societal changes.
Group empowerment, coaching and leadership skills. Page 2 www.readysetpresent.com A Challenge : A Challenge Please write a One Sentence Definition of
EMPOWERMENT. Page 3 www.readysetpresent.com Definition : Definition To operate by itself and with enthusiasm. Page 4 www.readysetpresent.com Empowerment : Empowerment www.readysetpresent.com Page 5 What Empowerment - Is : What Empowerment - Is Responsibility and Ownership.
Working independently towards common objectives.
Understanding “Why?” so that guidelines can be applied. Page 6 www.readysetpresent.com What Empowerment - Is : What Empowerment - Is Weighing the impact of decisions on all affected stakeholders.
Making more trade -offs, not less.
An earned privilege. It is not a given right!! Page 7 www.readysetpresent.com What Empowerment - Is Not : What Empowerment - Is Not Throwing out the rule book.
Bypassing everyone who will say “No”.
Doing the “Fun Parts” of someone else’s job.
Freedom to unilaterally make decisions that impact others. Page 8 www.readysetpresent.com Give Power Away : Give Power Away “Power is an ‘expandable pie’… power is not a zero-sum commodity, requiring that for others to have more, the leader must have less.”
“You have to give power to gain power.” Page 9 www.readysetpresent.com How To Give Power Away : How To Give Power Away Assign important tasks.
Provide autonomy and discretion.
Give visibility and recognition.
Help build strong relationships. Page 10 www.readysetpresent.com Decision Test Questions : Decision Test Questions www.readysetpresent.com Page 11 Decision Test Questions (1 of 2) : Decision Test Questions (1 of 2) Empowerment
Is it right for the customer?
Is it right for our company?
Is it ethical and legal?
Have I assessed the risks against the benefits? Page 12 www.readysetpresent.com Decision Test Questions (2 of 2) : Decision Test Questions (2 of 2) Do I have enough information to make an informed decision?
Have I worked with other members of the team?
Would I be willing to be accountable for my decision? Page 13 www.readysetpresent.com Leaders (1 of 2) : Leaders (1 of 2) Transfer ownership for work to those who execute the work.
Create the environment for ownership where each person wants to be responsible.
Coach the development of personal capabilities. Page 14 www.readysetpresent.com Empowered Team : Empowered Team www.readysetpresent.com Page 15 Empowerment : Empowerment www.readysetpresent.com Page 16 Empowerment In Practice : Empowerment In Practice www.readysetpresent.com Page 17 The Value Of Empowerment : The Value Of Empowerment www.readysetpresent.com Page 18 Slide 19: What is your next step? Page 19 www.readysetpresent.com Slide 20: Download “Empowerment” PowerPoint presentationat ReadySetPresent.com141 slides include: a leader's role, benefits of empowerment, empowerment in practice, various guidelines, empowered teams, tips for empowering employees, rules of empowerment, empowerment dimensions, building contracts with employees, keys to assisting integration, building employee contracts, 5 types of empowerment, skills needed to empower, empowered decision making, 5 types of managerial control, when to empower, how to's and more.
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