Employee Empowerment means granting employees a necessary level of authority to support them making self-dependent decisions without obligatory consulting with their bosses. Employee Empowerment means making employees more autonomous and accountable to themselves on what they do. It is up to every organization to decide on degree of employee empowerment, but once they are provided with more freedom in action, employees get a new stimulus to think, behave and work better as now they are empowered to reveal and realize their ideas and talents, as well as they better feel the cause-and-effect relation between what they do and what they get later.
Employee Empowerment is a part of Employee Engagement – a set of managerial approaches that stand for making employees more responsible, productive, satisfied and motivated. Employee Empowerment entails the following benefits:
- Managers get more productive time to be spent for useful activities instead of controlling what and how employees do on every small step of their work;
- A way for micromanagement (which is a sin of many managers) gets reliably closed;
- Employees obtain a greater feeling of self-worth and they get greater opportunities for realizing their potential and ideas;
- Employee activities involve less formal approvement procedures, therefore a business workflow becomes faster;