Can You Benefit From Having Empowered Employees?

By definition, employee empowerment means to give or delegate power or authority to an individual or individuals.  The benefits of having an empowered workforce works for both the employer and the employee. More often than not, an organisation that has embraced and actively promoting empowered employees will have a...

Empowered engaged employees your biggest advocate

I have recently been the recipient of some fantastic customer service.  One of our recent blogs talked about taking the time to say thank you to those within your organisation, taking this one step further I would just like to pass on my daughters delight and thanks to Brainstorm...

The banking industry as a model for high employee engagement

  OK, so the title may have grabbed your attention as you might be thinking (given the recent economic problems we have had) ‘No way!’, so forgive me for the rather leading headline. However, there is a bank, in the UK that is a model for high employee engagement...

The key to building trust with your staff … trust them

Gaining trust in any relationship is always difficult. But, forgive me if I sound a little trite, surely the key to building trust with your staff is simple, once you have the basics right, you need to put your trust in your staff. “All the world is made of...

3 simple ways to boost employee engagement

These days, most organisations have wised up to the fact that an engaged workforce leads to greater productivity and less staff turnover — and creates a happier, healthier place to work. And while it can sometimes be hard to spot the signs of employees who are becoming less engaged,...

‘People join companies, but leave managers.’ How to help managers better engage your employees.

Gallup’s insight that ‘people join companies, but leave managers’ is as true today as it has ever been. Recent research underlines the fact that a person’s immediate line manager is the single biggest influence on their engagement — and whether they decide to stay. Given how much it costs...

Benefits of conducting employee research and employee surveys

Welcome to the second in our summer series of blogs about how to get the most from your employee survey. You can read the first blog here. In our experience, the main benefits of employee research and employee surveys include: Demonstrating to employees that you are taking a genuine...

The role of employee empowerment within employee engagement

You may have read the recent Harvard Business Review Blog from Adrian C. Ott regarding Delta and their US Army passengers and the connection with employee engagement. Adrian makes a clear case of rigidity within management structures that make it very difficult for employees to make their own decisions...

Employee empowerment pulse surveys

We have been asked by a consulting client to undertake a survey on behalf of one of their client organisations looking into Employee Empowerment. Our consulting client is working with the organisation to instill more autonomous decision-making within their employee population; this is part of wider development and engagement...