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    Employee Engagement and Retention

    What is Necessary for the Success of Employee Empowerment?

    What is Necessary for the Success of Employee Empowerment?
    Noa Peled
    June 16, 2023
    4 min read
    What is Necessary for the Success of Employee Empowerment?

    Many businesses have mastered product and customer success, but few have figured out how to maximize employee success. Success is a universal ambition in business. Many businesses have mastered their offering and have loyal customers to prove it, but few have managed to tap into the potential of their greatest lever for business success: their talent.

    True success is attained when businesses cultivate a workforce of engaged and productive employees who consistently deliver exceptional products or services, leaving customers delighted and loyal. Failing to engage and motivate employees poses significant challenges for companies, resulting in higher turnover rates and hindered growth in revenue and profit. Remarkably, industry leaders comprehend the vital link between employee engagement and performance, skillfully leveraging it to propel the success of individuals, teams, and the overall business.

    Here are some tips we’ve gathered for you:

    Empowering your CHRO to Drive Business Success

    If employee success is your greatest lever, your biggest catalyst is your HR leadership. They play a huge role in the success of your employees—and therefore your business.

    Effective HR leaders know the ins and outs of what’s happening with their people. They have access to data that shows what’s going well (and what’s not) with employees. They are uniquely positioned to drive business success metrics when they have strong and strategic partnerships with senior leadership.

    But too many HR departments operate in a silo, disconnected and misaligned with the strategic goals of the business as a whole. A Gartner survey found that 70% of CEOs expect their Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) to be a key player in enterprise strategy, but only 55% say their CHRO meets this expectation.

    Building Alignment and Leverage

    If you want to build alignment and leverage your CHRO to positively impact your business, you need to lean on HR as a strategic partner. Here’s how you can view and work differently with HR leadership to drive business success:

    1. Break Down Silos

    It’s crucial to break down the silos that separate HR from the rest of the organization. HR should have a seat at the table when strategic decisions are being made. By involving HR in key discussions, you can benefit from their unique insights into employee needs, concerns, and aspirations.

    1. Align HR Strategy with Business Goals

    For HR to make a significant impact on business success, its strategies and initiatives must align with the broader goals of the organization. HR leaders should have a deep understanding of the company’s vision, mission, and objectives, and design programs that support and reinforce them.

    1. Foster a Culture of Empowerment

    Employee empowerment is essential for driving success. HR should focus on creating a culture that encourages autonomy, trust, and accountability. By empowering employees, you unleash their potential, allowing them to take ownership of their work and contribute to the overall success of the organization.

    3 ways in which you can foster a culture of empowerment:

    • Establish clear communication channels and shared goals to foster a sense of ownership and alignment among employees.
    • Delegate decision-making authority and provide training and development programs to empower employees and enhance their skills and confidence.
    • Recognize and reward employees’ achievements, encourage their involvement in decision-making processes, and create a culture of continuous improvement and learning.
    1. Invest in Employee Development

    Continuous learning and development are crucial for employee growth and engagement. HR should provide opportunities for employees to acquire new skills, expand their knowledge, and take on challenging assignments. By investing in employee development, you not only enhance individual performance but also build a more capable and resilient workforce.

    Read more about employee development here and here.


    By investing in employee development and cultivating a culture of empowerment, businesses can tap into the full potential of their workforce and drive substantial contributions to organizational growth.

    These proactive approaches enable individuals to reach their fullest potential and make meaningful impacts within the company. As a result, businesses can unleash the power of their talented workforce, drive employee success, and position themselves for long-term success in today’s fiercely competitive landscape. Embracing these practices not only fosters a thriving work environment but also equips companies with the necessary tools to navigate challenges and maintain a leading edge in their respective industries.

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