How to nurture autonomy, problem ownership within a team: Editorial


In an era of rapid change that wants quick resolutions, Victor Aluise (Western Governors University) writes that it is important for leaders in postsecondary education to nurture problem ownership and autonomy within their teams. Emphasizing the importance of maintaining a focus on long-term, sustainable solutions, Aluise encourages leaders to work with their team to fully understand the root cause and bigger picture of any issue they encounter and avoid implementing band-aid solutions that only alleviate the issue temporarily. He advises encouraging creativity and investing in coaching and skills development to prepare team members for complex issues. “By embracing ownership and nurturing a forward-thinking mindset,” he concludes, “leaders create a culture of accountability and empower their teams to overcome challenges and thrive in the face of adversity.”

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