But I empowered him...
-What if they don't want it??
By: D. Kevin Berchelmann
I was facilitating a group of key managers recently, and we began discussing effective empowerment and how it would look.
When I opened up for questions, a recently-promoted manager asked, "What if an employee doesn't want to be empowered-what if all they want is to continue statu-quo in their current role?"
This is a great question, that many of us have been faced with at one time or another. Some people want their lives to remain constant; to not change or evolve hardly at all. Others fear failure so greatly they insist they want no additional responsibility whatsoever, thereby reducing the likelihood that they'll be removed [...]