The Process of Empowerment: Implications for Theory and Practice

  • Lord J
  • Hutchison P
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In view of rapidly changing business environment, companies must devote greater effort to enhance their capabilities and it must not be forgotten that the success and competing power of the organization depend on committed, highly motivated, satisfied and innovative human resources. While discussion of employee empowerment has been prevalent in the popular literature for many years, however, this concept needs to be an ongoing study by researchers due to rapidly changing business environment. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between employee empowerment and job satisfaction by reviewing and determining all factors which affect on this relation .For this purpose, a novel and innovative conceptual framework are used and presented. . Empowerment is mainly concerned with establishing and building trust between management and employees, and motivating their participation. It is one of the modern concepts which is believed able to improve the human element in the modern organisations to achieve high levels of cooperation, team spirit, self-confidence, innovation, independent thinking and entrepreneurship. This study is descriptive based on the collection and analysis of results of studies, reports, periodicals and books related to the topic of study in order to investigate the relationships between employee empowerment and job satisfaction The study also reviewed advantages & disadvantage of employee empowerment, Why Employee Empowerment Fails and Empowerment practices at some modern organizations like Walt Disney Company and TOYOTA Company . Based on descriptive study, the researcher has develop three main guideline to create effective empowerment which lead to high degree for job satisfaction General Guidelines for Empowering Managers , guidelines for delegation and guidelines for participative leadership

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  • John Lord

  • Peggy Hutchison

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