Sometimes, for the perfectionist type at least, it may seem tempting to micro-manage your team to keep an eye on how and what they are doing.
However, a study from the University of Iowa revealed workers who are empowered will not only have a higher morale, but will also be less stressed, more satisfied with their jobs, be more loyal to their companies and be more productive.
If that’s not a compelling enough reason to quit micro-managing, these findings stretch across industries, companies and work cultures – so empowering your group will work regardless of what it does day-to-day.
What does empowering employees mean?
According to the study, managers should:
- Share information and involve workers in decision-making
- Provide training and pay well
- Provide workers with challenging work
- Make employees feel like a valued part of the whole organization
- Encourage employees to recognize each other’s importance
- Provide helpful feedback
- Inspire employees and be a good role model for employees
If you want more tips, be sure to check out 10 principles of empowering employees from humanresources.com.