What Is True Empowerment?
All too often, what many call empowerment is actually simple delegation, or even dumping. Everyone needs to understand that management techniques are not magic mantras, but simply tools to be reached for at the right times. One of those tools is to truly empower your people. If you claim to empower them but hold back their right to make decisions, you confuse them, reduce your credibility, and drain your organization’s resources.
When handing over empowerment situations, the key is to define what needs to be done, define the outcome you are looking for, and explain why that outcome is important. If you want to add any suggestions or tips for getting the job done easily or quickly, or for getting a better end result, ...