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Running head: Employee Empowerment PaperEmployee Empowerment PaperBonnie GarciaUniversity of PhoenixEmployee Empowerment PaperEmployee empowerment in an organization is about finding new ways, strategy and philosophy to help employees with making positive decision. Empowerment helps management to empower, train and let employees own and controls his or her decision making about work, responsibilities and response to new ideas. "Empowerment is the process of enabling or authorizing an individual to think, behaves, take action, and control work and decision making in autonomous ways" (Heathfield, Susan, 2008). Empowerment is inspiring another to take control of his or her destiny and life.Employment in an organization requires management to create a workplace environment where employees feel safe, listen to and valued. Creating an environment where employee's opinion matters allows for employees to be motivated and work as a team to communicate and improve strategies and activities. Positive environments allows for employees to feel like they are a positive contributing to the organization process, growth and development. (Heathfield, Susan, 2008)Using a flat organization strategic promotes employee involved in all areas of an organization. Flat organization promotes teamwork and empowerment, decision making and working in groups. "In flat organizations, decisions are made faster, entrepreneurial creativity of employees is released, and ideas are managed better" (Gates, Bill, 2008). Flat organizations rely on teams and individuals to empower each other in order for the organization to be success.Team empowerment increases increase ownership in decision making and allows for employees to gain ownership of ideas. Teamwork allows for employees to use a multitude of brains. Teamwork empowers individuals to be put their strengths together in order to have a collective accountability and ideas. Teamwork consists of brain storming and using the diverse strengths and expertise of each member. Group decision making involves problem solving together, sharing, communication and deletion reasonability.
Demonstrating value in employees promotes group decision making. Being valued by management in an organization shows trust, and appreciation. Value allows for groups to have confidence, work together and solve problems together to produce growth and flourish for an organization. Trusting employees and having value in teams allows for each individual to shine using there skills and strengths. "The heart of empowerment is the sharing of power among the organizational teams and, in turn; the team must take responsibility for its action" (Wellington, J.S, New Zealand, 2008).
Empowerment in individuals is giving them the tools and confidence to take responsibility for the work he or she does within the organization. Taking responsibility for his or her commitment to the organization, work and performance allows for employees to make a...