Ownership is Happiness
Do your employees own your vision? Do they own their department or other workspaces? Are they completely responsible for all the outcomes they produce or do they point to all the other factors holding them back?
Building capacity in your people is building ownership. People thrive when they own all the solutions to the problems that face them. A leader’s job is to hand them the tools and support to navigate and solve the problems before them. You hired all these people for a reason and you need to trust them to have input on all the solutions to any problems facing the entire organization.
But first, they have to own EVERYTHING, they have to understand that they own the reputations of their departments. They have to understand that any solutions they bring to the table can be adapted and changed so ownership of these solutions are easy. Mistakes will be made, but if everyone owns it, there will be no problem moving past a mistake to find authentic solutions.
There are real strategies to hand ownership to a team. They can be uncomfortable and challenging at first but, with support, it leads to happy employees who are contributing to an exciting environment.
“Mistakes will be made, but if everyone owns it, there will be no problem moving past a mistake to find authentic solutions.”