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Building an Empowered Workplace

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You may have the best materials, the newest innovations, the most creative product –but those resources are meaningless without the core of your business: your employees. Poorly motivated and uninspired people can bring down even the most amazing organization.

We all know, a company is only as good its people. No company, small or large, can succeed over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it. The hard part is actually building the team that embodies your company culture and propel you forward.

People want guidance, not rhetoric; they need to know the purpose, the plan of action is and how it will be implemented. They want to take responsibility and want the authority to act. Our job as leaders is to create empowered organizations. One in which individuals have great opportunities, understand and align with the larger purpose and have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.

Employees want to feel important, and when the company they work for believes in their work, they become far more productive and engaged.

My belief is that if you get the culture right, have an empowered workforce, most of the other stuff, like great customer service, or building a great long-term brand or empowering passionate employees and customers, will happen.

Empowering employees is an art that leaders need to master. Your employees should be the most valuable asset you have because their performance is directly linked to your business’s success.

So what exactly is employee empowerment, and what makes it successful? Let’s take an in-depth look at what it is and how you can do it for your business.

So, what is workplace empowerment and how can organisations integrate it into their culture?

Building the workplace of the future would require empowered teams that can collaborate and work with trust and confidence.

Leaders must prioritise this vision as they navigate through the changing times. Watch this conversation with business leader and industry stalwart Naina Lal Kidwai as we explore the concept of workplace empowerment in 2021. As a woman leader who has broken the glass ceiling several times, Naina’s insights arise from her own experience and the challenges she has faced on the way.

This dialogues is a part of Leaders Connect series presented by TOSB Conversations and ARKA Leadership. This series aims to build conversation around qualities such as authenticity, emotional intelligence, inclusion, trust, courage, compassion and more. While also creating a collaborative and exciting platform for global leaders to connect and share ideas.

The takeaways of this dialogue, I am sure you can help you in building the workplace of the future which is open, collaborative, resilient, agile, empathetic, and create an empowered workplace.

Kriti Makhija
Credit: The Outstanding Speaker’ Bureau and Nasreen Khan
Photo credit : maodesign/Getty Images

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