Why a Team Leader must Empower Employees to Make Decisions
You heard that right. A Team Leader must empower their employees to make decisions. But wait, isn't it your job to make the decisions?
Our online course 'From Software Developer to Team Leader' explains why a team leader in a software development team should allow each individual to feel empowered to make decisions. Ten years of leadership experience has taught us that when you enable your team to make decisions, there are a range of benefits for the team and the organization as a whole.
Firstly, we'll help you understand how empowering team members to make decisions affects team performance. When team members feel they have a sense of ownership and control over their work, they are more likely to be engaged and invested in their roles.
Secondly, empowering team members to make decisions can lead to increased innovation and creativity, and in our course, we show you examples of how that has happened.
Thirdly, empowering team members to make decisions can lead to improved decision-making. Team members engaged with their work, who have a deeper understanding of the problem, are often better equipped to make informed decisions than managers or leaders who are farther removed from the work.
There is much to learn about how empowering team members can lead to better communication and collaboration within the team. For example, when team members feel empowered to make decisions, they are more likely to communicate effectively and work well together.
Our online course for those entering the 'Team Leader' realm for the first time will teach you to create an empowering environment where team members feel ownership. We show you ways to encourage individual initiative and innovation and be a 'facilitator' in decision-making and problem-solving rather than an initiator.
Our course is designed to help you lead in a way that empowers others to do a better job and perform in ways that make a vibrant and inspiring workplace. You can use this course and apply the principles in any industry. Contact us today via email if this subject particularly interests you. We would be happy to talk to your team leaders about this subject in a workshop on your premises.