Why is empowerment so important?

Besides the major factor of employee motivation, there are other good reasons for empowerment in your organisation: faster and better decisions and your advantage as an attractive employer for your future specialists and managers.

1. Faster decisions: Greater decision-making authority and co-determination options for employees who decide independently about the use of certain budgets or the design of their work processes have been proven to promote motivation. Customers expect quick decisions, so it makes sense to let the sales force decide within a certain framework.

2. Better quality of the decision: It is by no means just about the speed of the reaction. Of course, it is also important whether a good, meaningful decision is made. It should come as no surprise that someone who is very close to the customer has a much better insight into the situation with all its circumstances than a manager who acts at a distance from the action.

3. More skilled workers: Job preferences have changed significantly and the younger generation have different demands on their work. Ten years ago a graduate thought he or she was lucky to find a job in a corporation, today they prefer to look for a small company where they can have more say. It is important to them not to have too much hierarchy and outside determination.

So if your company wants to attract and keep young employees despite a shortage of skilled workers then the word is: empowerment!

Traude Rathgeb


My name is Traude Rathgeb. I’m here to get things on track and keep them there.

My practice-oriented approach, high level of social competence and expertise in actively interconnecting game-changing competencies are geared towards your sustainable profit.

My know-how stems from the analysis of internal and external processes, their reorientation and successful implementation.

I am convinced that appreciation contributes to success. My experience in organisational development both as a sales & marketing manager and as an HR manager have confirmed the power of appreciation.

With the right approach and communication, we achieve personal success, success in sales and profit. Vision, creative excellence and forward thinking are what make me and my partners stand out.

I accompany and support your organisation with respect and pleasure, taking it to a new level.



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