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A Guide to Empowering Your Workforce

Modern organizations won’t survive without an effective talent pool at its disposal. And despite the fact that artificial intelligence has already penetrated the business landscape, investing in a quality workforce makes all the difference between success and failure in business.

That’s because tasks that require complex and creative thought are best handled by employees who are passionate about their work. A demotivated workforce, in this sense, can only do so much as to stagnate your business operations.

So, how can modern CEOs empower their employees to become advocates of their organizations? Here’s a helpful guide for fueling your employees’ passions.

  1. Hold fewer meetings
    In the corporate world, regular meetings are supposed to solve recurring issues and give everyone a heads up about what’s happening beneath the surface. Then again, meetings could put a stop to your employees’ momentum. If you’re holding too many meetings per week just to talk about minor issues, you’re actually disrupting your employees’ while they’re in the zone. Moreover, frequent meetings eat up too much time, so you might as well limit your meetings to once a month.

  2. Ensure mandated benefits
    Aside from the opportunity to develop their skills, employees are also motivated by the number of benefits they receive on a monthly basis. For this, the Human Resources department should make sure that the company is compliant with labor laws and standards that make it mandatory for owners to pay insurance and worker’s compensation packages. For attorneys such as Shelly Leeke, complying with these policies will not only prevent companies from falling deeper into legal trouble but also provide employees with a good enough reason to stay on the job.
  3. Hold employee engagement activities
    Going beyond annual Christmas parties and team-building events, companies should do more to help improve how they reach out to their employees. The best option is to maintain an open-door policy that allows employees to talk about work-related issues and social and emotional problems that are affecting their relationships at home and at the office. Apart from that, you also need to come up with recreational activities that matter to them. Skills workshops are also essential when it comes to giving your employees a needed boost in their professional growth.

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  4. Avoid rewards and highlight the need for leadership
    When it comes to encouraging your employees to become more efficient at work, a rewards system has to be the least helpful strategy. This is because giving out cash incentives causes rifts within your organization. A better way is to become a mentor to your employees and impart to them your brand of leadership. More than any reward, guiding your employees is already enough in terms of boosting their morale. It all comes down to building a culture that’s based on collaboration rather than toxic competition, which essentially leads nowhere.

It’s important that you prioritize your employees as they are what keeps you in business. With these tips in mind, you can create a stable business that’s fueled by passion and drive!


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Anna Papadopoulos
Anna Papadopoulos is an associate editor and oversees the global editorial division of CEOWORLD magazine, setting up the team structure and ensuring global alignment and cohesion in strategy. Working on a range of topics from fashion, higher education, travel, and lifestyle. Write at anna-papadopoulos@ceoworld.biz