Switch from top-down management
Switching from the top-down approach cannot happen overnight, it’s an evolving process which needs time and you need to trust and have faith in the process and focus on the larger goal which is to empower the employees. This switch may mean that you have to reinvent the corporate culture entirely in order for you to instill the belief in all employees that they are accountable to each other and responsible for their own success.
Policies that promote and encourage the employees to take charge not only help the employee grow in their career but also help the management and employees in reaching the common organizational goals.
Policies should also align with the company culture; the culture alignment aspect of the policy is one of the most crucial steps and plays a huge role when we talk about employee empowerment.
Trust your employees and Delegate
Sharing power also means sharing responsibility and that can be only done when you trust your employees. Delegating your work to your employees helps in two ways- you get some load off of your shoulders and your employees learn from the additional responsibility. This also helps in employee growth and employee satisfaction. When the employee feels valued at their work, they are motivated to deliver their absolute best and in doing so they only widen their growth scope.
Self-determination is a powerful tool
Employees and management need to be determined and push themselves for better work to achieve results. When the employees are determined to reach their goals, they become an unstoppable force that will only rest once the objective has been reached.
When employees are empowered and given the tools and resources, they feel trusted and valued, this helps them stay focused on their objective with determination. Employee empowerment often leads to self-determined employees which helps the organization build a strong workforce while being on track to reach organizational goals.