7.2 The engagement-empowerment link

Lesson

7.2 The engagement-empowerment link

What is the link between the levels of engagement of staff and how empowering their manager it?

The following diagram illustrates the potential nurses have to increase or diminish the engagement of their team, depending on how empowering they are.  In the new world, managers need to add value in a way that multiplies the capacity of their team, rather than simply controlling what they do.  The role of manager is more about empowering and enabling, than controlling and takes a different skill set and mindset.

Activity:

Where are you right now along this curve?

What might be keeping you there?

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