From Vision to Empowerment
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Thanks for your interesting question Mehdi.
First of all, let's define employee empowerment as: "the process of distributing power, decision-making responsibilities, discretion and/or resources to subordinates, employees or workers".
If we combine this with what you rightfully said: a good organizational vision has a motivating effect on employees, then it becomes clear that the process of giving more room/autonomy to employees to take their own decisions will be much easier if we know that they are strongly motivated.
The other way around: should we transfer decision making authority to employees that are poorly motivated, then that would be asking for trouble.
So indeed viewed in this way a strong strategic vision makes the process of employee empowerment easier.