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Ready, Willing, and Enabled

What determines how effectively employees work?

Surely recruiting and hiring the right people in the first place is important. And compensation can play a role in employee motivation. But a new study from the Economist Intelligence Unit (called Ready, Willing and Enabled) finds that the most effective employees are those that feel enabled to do their jobs well.

Common sense, right? Well, if you think so, good for you and good for your business, because the study finds a direct positive correlation between the success of an organization and how enabled that organization’s employees feel.

To enable employees to do their jobs well, the following is required, according to the study:

-The autonomy sufficient to make the best decisions for the company
-Tools to do the best possible job
-Access to financial resources to buy these tools
-Enough people to handle the workload
-A collaborative working environment
-Performance incentives
-Clarity of policies and procedures

If you’ve got these, you’ve probably got enabled workers. And if you’ve got enabled workers, you’re probably flourishing.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

We are pleased to announce the completion of our elevator renovation at the James J. Hill Center. This project was financed in part with funds provided by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society and the F. R. Bigelow Foundation. It will greatly increase our ability to serve patrons with accessibility needs.

Please access our ground floor elevator entrance via Kellogg Ave at the back of the building. Please ring the doorbell on the right hand side of door and a Hill staff member will assist you. If you have questions or concerns please call 651.265.5500. We look forward to having you visit our brand new elevator!

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