Empowerment can be defined as giving
employees a certain degree of autonomy and
responsibility for decision-making regarding their
specific organizational tasks.
Empowerment allows decisions to be made at
all levels of the Organization.
It is the state of feeling self-empowered to take
control of one's own destiny.
Avoid thinking of it as something that
one individual does for another.
Employers must create a conducive
environment and employees must
Employee Empowerment is not an overnight
Employers must analyze the need for
Empowerment at various levels.
Clearly show your regard for
Respect Irrespective of
Have a Shared Vision
Share the Vision and mission of the
organization with the employees.
This will help the organization as a
whole maintain a clear sight when they
set goals at various levels.
Employees will show Surprising
Commitment and Drive.
Shared Goals and Visions
Involve employees in crucial and
important decisions as and when
Make progress observable with the help
Empowered employees require lesser
Trust the intensions of people to do the right
Give clear expectations.
They will focus on the actual results rather
worrying or second
Give Employees clear information.
Clear information helps employees make decisions
at all levels.
Delegate opportunities, not just boring Work.
Give competent employees the chance to take up
Let Employees involve themselves in new levels and
Guide Employees through various steps.
Do not just give them orders.
This way help the employee develop
Feedback is necessary from both sides, it helps in
Try to identify scenarios where problems could
have occurred and mold the system.
Punishment of the Employee must be last resort.
Increased dedication of Employees.
Increase in productivity.
Increased organizational responsiveness.
Commitment to Organizational Goals.
Its can lead to decreased
Lack of centralization of decisions
can cause confusion
It can create tension between
Employees and managers.
Can be counter productive and
I believe that empowerment is not a passive
activity; it is an active, deliberate program that
involves close examination of each circumstance and
It should be the manager’s goal to bring each
individual up to the next level of empowerment and
it should be each employee’s goal to achieve and
except each progressive level.
This overview of empowerment can increase the
quality and performance of employees.