Why is an empowered team important to your organisation?

5 March 2020

By Rhiannon  (Updated Thursday 5th March 2020)

Good question! 

The word ’empowerment’ in relation to a working team might fill a manager with some trepidation. Empowerment is historically associated with authority, confidence and power; and if you’re already struggling to keep everybody on track and in check, you might feel that these qualities are the very last thing you need in your workforce! You might well be envisaging clashes of wills, reams of missed deadlines, emotions boiling to the surface and general ensuing chaos, all ultimately leading to yet more work, stress and overtime on your already overloaded plate.

You’d be surprised to hear then that an empowered team is the direct opposite of all your fears and is proven to lead to a smoother running and more productive workforce!

Organisations that adopt this method of leadership replace their emphasis of ‘management’ and ‘managing people’ with a strong culture of shared goals, responsibilities and continuing professional development instead. Efficient task completion and organisation meet creative confident modes of thinking, resulting in maximum efficiency and productivity for the organisation as a whole!

  •   Individuals with the skills to manage and improve their mental resilience are more engaged and positive.
  •   Perform up to 25% better
  •   Can handle stress more effectively and seek opportunities to achieve their potential.
  •   Bring out the best in themselves and others.
  •   Resilient, self-aware individuals have much greater choice, opportunities and control in the decisions they make.

We know this because it’s what we specialise in. AtEmpower-Be The Change we’ve made it our mission to impart these vital life skills to the communities around us from third or public sector organisations to local businesses! Our ILM accredited soft skill qualifications and mentoring are proven to make a real and measurable difference. We really do empower people to achieve their potential, realise their self worth and build positive mental resilience. 

For more information on how we can empower your organisation visit https://empower-bethechange.org/ 

In the meantime check out 4 of our top tips to a more empowered and productive workforce:

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