Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Providing autonomy, part of Motivating and Engaging Employees (2013).
- Sometimes the best leadership advice is about what you say…or do to your team.…Other times, the best advice is…about getting out of the way.…Let's talk about autonomy, one of my favorite,…free leadership tools.…When referring to nations, autonomy refers…to self-governance or independence.…The same is true for employees at work.…To give autonomy, means to give them room to do the work…independently, as they see fit.…Aside from times they really do need instruction,…most adult employees want and appreciate autonomy,…which is why it's amazing that so few leaders…give much autonomy.…
This fact is driven by two less than accurate assumptions.…The first assumption is that the employee can't do the work…at the same level of quality that you could do the work.…Because you believe your skills are superior,…you feel compelled to intervene more than necessary.…The problem with this assumption is that…it's sporadically true at best.…Sometimes you're more of an expert on certain tasks.…Other times, they are.…In either case, you're missing the point,…
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- Assessing employee engagement
- Providing autonomy
- Building a transparent culture
- Modeling desired behavior
- Using monetary and nonmonetary motivators
- Fostering accountability
- Developing career paths for employees<br><br>
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