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April 19, 2021

April 19, 2021
EMPOWERMENT VS. ENTITLEMENT Part VI
EMPOWERMENT VS. ENTITLEMENT, Part VI   Remedies and Conclusion We are never going to have a perfect workplace. It can even feel like the more we try to create a Utopian environment, the more difficult it is to achieve. Some people will always be unhappy and feel they’re getting the short end of the stick; that you’re favoring one person, or one group, or one department over another. But this shouldn’t keep us from working toward the goal of having an empowered culture. Strategies Reward people based on accountability and performance, not length of service. This will require work to establish performance standards, but it will pay dividends in the long run. Deal with actively disengaged workers promptly and directly, even if (especially if) they are family members. Spend more time with empowered employees than with the entitled ones. This will send a very clear message to everyone throughout the organization as to the type of behavior that’s expected. Hire new workers based on culture and values, not on their experience. As Patrick Lencioni states in his book The Ideal Team Player, look for people who are hungry, humble, and smart. Continually reinforce your expectations. Lead by example. Model the