The transformational benefits of treating every employee as a leader
What is the importance of leadership?
A leader guides motivates and inspires one, towards achieving goals. They help a group of people unite towards a common cause. Leaders are capable of solving problems effectively and they possess the necessary skill to make a company’s vision a reality.
Leaders need to have an agile Mindset. This will help them to adapt to change rather than struggle around it. They need to be quick thinkers and should be fortified with innovative ideas.
In today’s fast changing world, future organisations will move away from traditional hierarchal structure. Leaders need to become more comfortable with being flexible trying new things and trying to build and embrace more collaboration deeper within the organisation.
Every business ought to have a modern workplace culture. Engaging employees has a positive effect in deliverance to customers. The future of work is full of opportunities. But people won’t be able to take advantage of those opportunities if they don’t take risks. How things have always been done simply won’t work in the future. Employees are afraid that their idea might fail or that they’re overstepping their bounds. So, when they get an idea, they either don’t speak up or they escalate it to their managers to sign off.
Managers often then ask their hierarchy, and so on, until ideas spill through their fingers. A study from a research institute on corporate culture O.C. Tanner Institute found out that “Organisations that treat every employee as a leader create the best leaders and best cultures”.
When you establish that everyone is a leader, employees are more willing to take risks.
Benefits of treating every employee as a leader
- Job satisfaction and more creativity
- Higher rate of employee retention
- Improved productivity
Transformational leaders practice a style of leadership that inspires positive changes in both the employees under them and the organisation. These leaders create a culture of innovation and positive change that leads to successful business outcomes.
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