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Empowering work relationships
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Empowering work relationships
Empowering work relationships
Empowering work relationships
Empowering work relationships
Empowering work relationships
Empowering work relationships
Empowering work relationships
Empowering work relationships
Empowering work relationships
Empowering work relationships
Empowering work relationships
Empowering work relationships
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Empowering work relationships
Empowering work relationships
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Empowering work relationships

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  • 1. Bret L. Simmons, Ph.D.www.bretlsimmons.com<br />Empowering Work Relationships<br />Arvato Digital Services<br />
  • 2. In the next hour…<br />Empowerment: the evidence<br />Work relationships: REALity check<br />Applications<br />Questions<br />
  • 3. What is empowerment?<br />Why does it matter?<br />
  • 4. Empowerment<br />The ability to make decisions and take action<br />
  • 5. Empowerment: Outcomes<br />Attitudes<br />Satisfaction<br />Commitment<br />Behaviors<br />Performance<br />Innovation<br />Citizenship<br />
  • 6. Empowerment<br />
  • 7. Empowerment: Antecedents<br />Work environment<br />Person<br />
  • 8. Empowerment:Positive Leadership<br />Trust<br />Authenticity<br />Support<br />
  • 9. Empowerment:Managerial Practices<br />Training<br />Recognition<br />Participatory decision making<br />
  • 10. Empowerment:Support<br />Information sharing<br />Access to resources<br />Fairness <br />
  • 11. Empowerment:Work Characteristics<br />Interesting work<br />Variety of tasks<br />
  • 12. Empowerment:Personality<br />Locus of control<br />Self-efficacy<br />Self-esteem<br />Emotional stability<br />
  • 13. Application #1 - Empowerment<br />Do you want to be more empowered?<br />List three things you can do in the next 30 days to improve your ability make decisions and take action.<br />
  • 14. What do you know about good work relationships?<br />
  • 15. R.E.A.L. Work Relationships<br />
  • 16. REAL Relationships<br />Interdependent partnerships<br />Autonomy<br />Support<br />Challenge <br />Promises<br />
  • 17. Responsibility<br />Foundation of interdependence<br />Unless and until you assume full responsibility for yourself, you force others to assume responsibility for you<br />Performance<br />Master your current job<br />Continuously improve how that job is done<br />Caring<br />
  • 18. Expectations<br />Framework of interdependence <br />Know what’s expected of you<br />Share your expectations of others with them<br />Make this a team activity<br />Promise to deliver<br />
  • 19. Accountability<br />Binding strength of interdependence <br />Two principles<br />Always starts with you: performance, caring, expectations, encourage and enable others<br />When you look at others, look for solutions rather than blame<br />Don’t look the other way when it matters<br />
  • 20. Learning<br />Fulfillment of interdependence <br />Core performance technology<br />If you stop learning and growing, you will increasingly become either a burden or a stranger to others at work<br />
  • 21. Application #2 – REAL Relationship<br />Who is the most interdependent person you know at work? How does this person’s interdependence affect others at work?<br />Are you dependent, independent, or interdependent in your work relationships? How does your style of relating affect others at work?<br />Are you really learning and growing at work? Name one thing you are doing better now than 3 months ago.<br />
  • 22. Questions?<br />
  • 23. Bret L. Simmons, Ph.D.www.bretlsimmons.com<br />Empowering Work Relationships<br />Arvato Digital Services<br />

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