The Importance of Empowering People in the Workplace: Views Events' Perspective
As organizations grow bigger, Views Events believe one of the most common things to start falling through the cracks is forgetting to empower people in the workplace. The Atlanta-based sales and marketing specialists believe empowering others is key to performance, satisfaction and loyalty with a business.
This is supported by research from the Harvard Business Review, and it seems only natural that when decisions and outcomes have higher consequences and less room for error, the default action from management is to cling on to the decision-making.
However, Views Events’ President believes that this is also an opportunity to show that all ideas are welcome and valued, and the firm argue that understanding people’s capabilities, believing in them, and helping or guiding them to make a correct choice is key to empowerment.
“In reality it’s in these moments where you should be fostering internal development, and illustrating that you trust your people. You might learn a lot about how an individual handles themselves in difficult situations, or observe if they are able to make the tough calls required,” argues The CEO.
Indeed, The President believes empowered people at work are not only more likely to go the extra mile, be more productive or embrace change – they’re also more likely to provide better customer service in consumer-facing roles.
Views Events believe they are able to undercut larger sales and marketing firms because of their commitment to empowering others, and offering greater opportunities, and nurturing talent through their business development programmer.
“In our business empowering others is vital to having that ‘can-do’ attitude and following best-practice. We’ve built our business mantra on being ‘process-professors’, and empowerment is a key catalyst in this regard,” concluded The President of Views Events.