Employee empowerment

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� Employee Empowerment Paper


Employee Empowerment Paper

University of Phoenix/PSY 428

Bonnie Garcia


The most significant benefit that an organization has is there employees. Organizations compete to remain on top, but in truth, people are who make up the organization. Therefore, if the employees are the moral fiber of the organizational chain of command, the organization should be able to be relied upon management to act in the investment of the organization. Permitting the employees to achieve organizational goals by giving them some decision-making skills is the way to improve the growth and performance of today's organization. In this paper, I will explain how organizations educate employees to embrace empowerment by teaching him or her importance and benefits.

Employee Empowerment

"Empowerment is the process of enabling or authorizing an individual to think, behave, take action, and control work and decision making in autonomous ways.

Empowerment is the state of feeling self-empowered to take control of one's own destiny". (Susan M. Heathfield). Empowerment should come about with all steps for organizational effectiveness. Employees are expected to welcome the idea of empowerment if they understand it and seize the idea that empowerment is part of an independent attitude where all employees share in the decision making process.

Change tends to shows up in the form of resistance in employees with the traditionally outdated theory of "what is in it for me". Empowerment is a process adapted through a course of time and gradually, almost effortlessly, comes together. Over a period, employees are appointed small decision-making opportunities that eventually advance in size. Responsibility is a large part of employee empowerment but the rewards of personal gratification are enormous.

It is likely that at least initially; employees will not be receptive to empowerment as many resist change with...