Your workforce is your biggest asset. An empowered workforce can give you a competitive edge over others in the market. An empowered employee is innovative, productive, accountable, and confident about his/her skills. A performance management system enables companies to empower their work forces.
Performance management system coupled with goal setting and accountability can be a major driver of your business. Empowered employees bring the right set of talent, skills, and experience your business needs to succeed.
The Bigger Picture
A lot of times, managers are stuck with micro-management of their teams. This often leads to loss of innovation. No matter how big or small the role is, everyone contributes to the overall growth of the company. An empowered employee has a deep sense of understanding for the impact of his or her role in the company’s growth. They know how their role fit into the growth story.
It is often easy said than done. A manager is responsible for incorporating the bigger picture in the team. Integrating the bigger picture, a sense of contribution across the different layers of an organization empowers your workforce.
Link Employee’s Goals With Company’s goals
An employee is truly empowered when he/she has a sense of fulfillment. Everyone has a professional goal. These individual goals, sub-goals, and milestone can be aligned to company’s goals. If the onus is on the employees, then they would work forward for their goals, in turn, working for the company’s goals. Talking about the bigger picture and linking it to individual goals, empowers each member of your workforce.
Leadership or Management
More often, management leads to micro-managing which makes employees feel powerless. They stop taking decisions based on their abilities and talents. This is the most dangerous situation your workforce can be in as they are working for manager’s individual goals and not their own goals. This leads to low-quality work leading to more time on small tasks and not on the bigger picture.
Line managers play a vital role in implementing performance management system. Encourage them to focus on productivity, collaboration, and innovation. By shifting to leadership from management, everyone wins.
A continuous and open communication with employees than an annual performance review meeting can help in empowering employees in long run. It helps in
A performance management system helps in fostering trust. An empowered workforce focusing on the goals which are a part of the bigger picture leads to achieving greater heights for the business.