Employee empowerment means giving employees a degree of autonomy and control over their daily tasks and moving some decision-making authority from management to individuals and teams. This is good for employees, and good for business – multiple academic studies have found that empowerment has a “significant positive effect” on employee productivity and that it is “negatively associated with employee strain and turnover intentions.”

Why is Empowerment Important?

Empowerment is good for employees, and good for business. Employees are more productive and less likely to change jobs if they feel empowered. Multiple academic studies have found that empowerment has a “significant positive effect” on employee productivity and that it is negatively associated with employee strain and turnover intentions.”

If better employee empowerment is on your organization’s list of goals for 2021, we put together a list of 21 ways you can achieve it, drawn from Cultivate research, input from our board of advisors, and presentations at our Employee Empowerment Summit. Read all of them, plus more analysis of why employee empowerment is so important for employee productivity and effectiveness, in our latest eBook 21 Ways to Empower Employees in 2021.

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Cultivate is a digital leadership platform that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to provide in-the-moment feedback and tools to enterprise employees. Our mission is to help build stronger workplace relationships, and empower people leaders and employees to be more effective, engaged, and balanced.

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