How Career Empowerment is defined and practiced in organizations today
Innovative ways to support employee empowerment in your own business
How to determine what the primary challenges facing Career Empowerment are, and how to best address them
Employees need direction to help them understand their role, accomplish objectives, and set goals for the future, but too much direction can be just as detrimental as too little and organizations risk losing key talent as a result. Smart leaders recognize that there must be a balance between managerial control and Career Empowerment — an employee’s ability to influence their own career path and pursue their own interests within the business.
Groundbreaking research conducted in a partnership with HCI and RiseSmart looked at this very topic, and found that employees who are encouraged and supported in their efforts to find their own destiny in organizations are likely to experience: higher levels of engagement, increased opportunities to assume a variety of roles across the organization effectively, and the ability to develop their own skill sets. Perhaps most importantly, employees who are given talent autonomy are more inclined to remain with their current organization, helping strengthen leadership pipelines and succession planning pools.