As I explain in How to Ask Intimate Questions, when you pose sincere questions that address specific issues of concern to your employees, you demonstrate your interest and concern for their professional success and well-being.
I remind you that your leaders will look like rock stars when they really listen to responses after they ask great questions.
Now that we’ve looked at the The Power of 1:1 Conversation Questions on Relatedness, let’s consider questions that focus on the second facet of the RAMPP model — Autonomy. Studies have shown that autonomy brings increased productivity. In Taiwan a study surveyed 1,380 staff members from 230 community health centers. The more autonomy employees had, the more satisfied they were with their jobs and the less likely they were to transfer or leave their positions.
As the illustration explains, Autonomy has to do with empowering employees to make decisions, accept responsibility for their choices, and to act on those choices. The following questions will help you explore just how empowered your employees feel and help both of you make adjustments that will increase an employee’s sense of Autonomy.
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