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Empowerment is simply gaining the power to make your voice heard, discuss.
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"Empowering people do not mean disempowering managers. People want to be managed. The bedrock on which empowerment rest is 'information'; managers must manage with incomplete information, but opening up listening channels provides managers and their organisations with more valid information about what change is possible" (Foy, 1994)
The term "empowerment" is generally used to refer to a form of employee involvement initiative, which was widespread from the 1980s and focused on task-based involvement and attitudinal change. It is employers who decide whether and how to empower employees. While there is a wide range of programmes and initiatives which are titled empowerment and they vary as to the extent of power which employees actually exercise, most are purposefully designed not to give workers a significant role in decision making but rather to secure an enhanced employee contribution to the organisation (Wilkinson, 1998).
Empowerment is simply gaining the power to make your voice heard, to contribute to plans and decisions that affect you, to use your expertise at work to improve your performance and with it the performance of your whole organisation (Foy, 1994)
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