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Time to Read: Runny Yolk
Empowerment on a Plate
I have many books on my shelves about ‘empowerment’
I have started some, and finished none – I just don’t understand the long words, the theory and even the idea that people need to be empowered at all – when you were born you didn’t wait to be empowered to wake up on the hour, every hour, or to be sick over your mum’s new dress or dad’s suit, just as they are about to go out for the evening.
In too many organisations, for ‘empowerment’, read ‘disempowerment’.
It all comes down to knowing what people must do in an organisation, what they must never do, and what they are free to do – which is the bit in between the first and last.
How to illustrate that?
It works for everything – for a head office with satellite offices; for a function; a project, a team, and each and every one of us – people need to know what is expected of them.
A fantastic quote from one of our Client Partners, Paul Marsh at Watford Community Housing Trust – “the sheer scale of the project was massive, so we fried egged it, and now everyone knows what is in the Yolk, the Oil and the White. Sorted”
With my love and best wishes
PS Please serve up your thoughts in the comments below