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What is Empowerment of Employees? Meaning.

Empowerment of employees is the process of distributing power, decision-making responsibilities, discretion and/or resources to subordinates, employees or workers.

Nowadays, knowledge-based enterprises are characterized by a flat hierarchical structures and a multi-skilled workforce.

Managers assume leadership and coaching tasks and provide employees (knowledge workers) with the resources and working conditions they need to accomplish the goals they've agreed to. In brief, managers work for their staff, and not the reverse. Empowerment is the oil that lubricates this process.

Empowerment can contribute to the performance of organizations in a number of ways:

  1. Motivate (knowledge) workers to work harder.

  2. Improve the level or competences of employees.

  3. Decrease the need for indirect staff (when direct staff takes on certain responsibilities previously performed by indirect staff).

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topic Empowering Managers
Decision-making processes sometimes surprise if not amuse me. Consider the following situation often faced in larger corporations: You got a resume from your friend. You know the skill set in the res...
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topic Characteristics of Empowerment
What are the characteristics or main elements of empowerment? Thanks for your suggestions......
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topic Empowerment Leadership
Unlike traditional leadership, "empowerment leadership" is about empowering others as a result of your presence. Empowerment leadership is also about ensuring that the impact of your leadership contin...
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topic The Benefits and Returns of Empowering Employees
Companies focus on ROI and to engage employees we have to ensure there is a positive return on the employees' investment of time and effort. So monetary motivation remains the base for both the firm a...
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topic Empowerment Requires Motivation!
Empowering employees is effective when it is entrusted to workers with full dedication. Empowerment is not passing the bulks to others and is not by leaving the job to be handled without appreciation....
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topic Employee Empowerment versus Self Leadership
How do you see empowerment of staff versus taking leadership as an employee? In the first approach you give them a chance to grow, but in the latter concept they take responsibility and take a chance...
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topic Empowerment Must Be Genuine and Noticeable
Empowerment is not about rhetoric, it is not about copying what others are doing just for the sake of it. It must genuinely have the interest of the employee at heart and it must have the long term ...
topic Empower Employees to Appraise Managers
While management is about getting things done through people, my experience says that many modern managers are not necessarily skilled in their area. This results in them applying the theory to get su...
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topic Deepak Chopra's LEADERS Approach
I love Deepak Chopra's approach "L.E.A.D.E.R.S": L = Look and see E = Emotional bound A = Awareness D = Dream & Do E = Empowerment R = Responsability S = Synchronicity To carry this out you mu...
topic 3 Risks of Giving Too Much Employee Empowerment
Employee empowerment is to empower employees to achieve a high level performance or to let the employee take ownership and accountability. Some of the ways a leader can empower others are: Encour...
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🔥 4 Ways to Empower your Employee's
1. Empowerment Does Not Mean Removing Structure Empowerment in the workplace is often seen as giving employees a certain degree of freedom and autonomy. While autonomy is indeed an essential aspect o...

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🥇 The Gentle Art of Non-Doing Leadership
Leading others is more about following them than forcing them. Managing people without doing anything is a strange concept for some people who believe that, to get a group of people to work, you have...
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🥈 Peter Block's Six Conversations
Conversation is one of the most natural things people do, regardless of their status or level of intellect. Peter Block developed an empowerment methodology leveraging certain types of conversations. ...
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Practical Tips to Increase the Performance of your Employees

Employee Development, Employee Growth, Coaching by Managers, Mentoring, Career Management, Management Development
The performance of an employee (or a team of them) depends on many factors. One of the main factors is how well the empl...

Enterprise 2.0: Integration of Internal and Public Social Media in the Organization

Enterprise 2.0, Social Media Integration, Business Process Management
Companies more and more often implement Enterprise 2.0 (E2.0), which means implementing either social media tools intern...
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Employee Empowerment, Teamwork and Communication

Performance Management, Employee Empowerment
Colorful presentation with speaking notes about 3 tools to improve organizational performance: Teamwork, Communication a...

Managing Psychological Well-being in Workplaces

Organizational Commitment, Performance Management, Stress Management, Workplace Management
This presentation elaborates on the developing of efficient workplaces through mental well-being. The presentation inclu...

How to Develop Effective Workplace Relationships?

Relationship Management, Employee Relationship,
This presentation discusses the development of efficient workplace relationships in detail. The presentation includes th...

Strategies for Empowerment: Theory and Practices

Presentation about strategies and theories of empowerment. The presentation includes the following sections: 1. Four di...

Employee Empowerment and Interpersonal Interventions

Employee Empowerment, Participative Mangement
Detailed Presentation about Employee Empowerment and Interpersonal Interventions, including the following sections 1. I...

Fighting Stress with Employee Resilience

Employee Resilience, Multitasking, Absenteism, Employee Involvement, Dual Commitment, Work/Life Balance
Employee resilience This presentation is about employee resilience and includes the following sections: 1. Agenda 2. ...

Involving Employees to get their Commitment

Employee Commitment, Employee Participation, Participative Management
In this short video Brian Parsley reveals a secret of how to get more commitment out of your employees: involvement. Inv...

The X Model of Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement, Organizational Commitment, Amployee Attitude
Organizations aim for success. And so do employees. But individuals (employees, executives, managers) have their own def...

How to Achieve Employee Engagement

Employee Empowerment, Employee Participation, Participative Management, Participative Leadership
Tom Peters gives a short, but fundamental advice on how you can accomplish his 3rd and 4th principle (3. Autonomy and En...

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