Empowerment may be defined as “recognizing and releasing into the organization the power that people have in their wealth of useful knowledge and internal motivation.”
Empowerment is similar to delegation, but two characteristics differential it from delegation. One is that employees are encouraged to use their own initiative in response to the need of the situation and manage the situation. Second they are given resources to implement their decisions. Empowerment philosophy to be successful has to be embedded in an organization’s cultural values that are operationalized through participation, access to information, innovation and accountability.
EMPOWERMENT IN TERMS OF THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES:
EXPLORING A TYPOLOGY OF THE PROCESS AND COMPONENTS ACROSS DISCIPLINES
Mann Hyung Hur