Empowering Employees for Results
A number of times over the years of managing in large corporations, I have observed managers repeatedly reluctant to empower a given employee. The majority of times this is a training issue. The individual lacks skill or knowledge in a given area and the manager repeatedly finds themselves avoiding assigning the authority with the work to this person. Where a manager assigns work to an individual but is reluctant to attach the empowerment to it, this is a red flag for training intervention. In most cases a manager should not face this situation twice. Get the person the training needed.