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July 2022 – Empower Your Team

We’ve made it halfway through another year! Before we map out the rest of 2022, let’s take some time to reflect:

  • How is your relationship with your team?
  • When was the last time you delivered a touchpoint or conducted an employee assessment in Truvelop to each Team Member?
  • How is each Team Member developing?
  • How have you grown as a leader?

As you answer each of these questions, start to think about what you want to do differently going forward to ensure you are creating the best possible employee experience for your team.

Truvelop Tip: Empower Your Team

In the last Lunch and Learn, we re-introduced Self-Determination Theory, an approach to building intrinsic motivation. There are three pillars in this theory that contribute to a highly engaged and motivated employee’s experience: autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Over the course of the next quarter, we will be exploring each of these pillars and identifying ways that you can elevate you team. In July, our focus is on autonomy.

Autonomy is all about feeling in control of your situation. Having a say in your goals, feeling like your actions directly impact your results, believing that you are heard, all play a part in how autonomous someone may feel.

Here are a few ways that you can increase your team’s autonomy today:

Career Path with IDP: Did you know that 93% of employees stated that they would stay at a company longer if it invested in their career? Knowing where and how someone can develop at your organization is key to effectively engaging your team. Team Members want to know what they can be doing to grow, so outlining their career path is a great way to increase their sense of autonomy. Leverage the IDP guides in the Employee Resource Center to get started.

Connect the Role to the Organization’s Mission: Part of having strong autonomy is also knowing that one’s work matters. Celebrate the Team Member’s impact with a Spark to the Recognition Wall. This message can highlight how the Team Member contributed to the organization’s larger mission and purpose.

Encourage Two-Way Feedback: When is the last time you received feedback from your team about how you’re doing as a Manager? Seeking out your team’s feedback is a great way to ensure that they feel heard. Try Requesting a Spark today.

As a Manager, you’re in the best position to influence the employee experience. Inspire and retain your team by empowering them to be their best. As we enter the second half of the year, challenge yourself to create the best possible employee experience by being the best possible leader than you can be. Truvelop is here to support you on that journey, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with feedback or questions.

Updated on October 30, 2023
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