New evidence for both employee empowerment and employee engagement shows that these concepts merit your consideration as you are given the privilege or otherwise find opportunities to be a leader at work. Both empowerment and engagement produce outcomes that you better be zealous about – job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and individual as well as team performance.
You must provide your employees meaningful work if you want to have any chance of getting them to feel either engaged or empowered. Given that you have designed significant jobs for all your employees, are you sure your employees clearly understand how what they do on a daily basis really matters to the success of the organization? How do you know that they know?
Make sure your employees understand and value the larger purpose in their work – why what they do really matters. If as a leader you are not doing this for your folks, then I wonder if you really understand what it means to be a leader.
Meaningless work is a sure sign of meaningless leadership.
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