Empowering Employees


More than 70% of organisations today practice some form of empowerment initiative. The concept explains how companies introduce empowerment practices and the reasons they are pursuing when doing so.

Technique Overview

Empowering Employees

Empowering Employees Definition

Empowerment is based on organisational policies, practices and a culture that encourages and motivates employees at all levels to take responsibility and authority over their work (Appelbaum and Honeggar, 1998).

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  • Appelbaum, S. and Honeggar, K. (1998) Empowerment: A Contrasting Overview of Organizations in General and Nursing in Particular - An examination of Organizational Factors, Managerial Behaviors, Job Design, and Structural Power. Empowerment in Organizations, Vol. 6(2), pp. 29-50.
  • Aryee, S. and Chen, Z.X. (2006) Leader-Member Exchange in a Chinese Context: Antecedents, the Mediating Role of Psychological Empowerment and Outcomes. Journal of Business Research, Vol. 59, pp. 793-801.
  • Barrutia, J., Charterina, J. and Gilsanz, A. (2009) Salesperson Empowerment in Spanish Banks: A Performance-Driven View. Journal of Financial Services Marketing, Vol. 14(1), pp. 40-55.
  • Gardiner, P., Leat, M. and Sadler-Smith, E. (2001) Learning in Organizations: HR Implications and Considerations. Human Resource Development International, Vol. 4(3), pp. 391-405.

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