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Empowerment: you can’t give it, people have to want it

Max Hand (Director of Develin & Partners, a London management consultancy specializing in improving business performance. He may be contacted at Develin & Partners, 211 Piccadilly, London W1V 9LE. Tel: 0171 917 9988; Fax: 0171 895 1357.)

Management Development Review

ISSN: 0962-2519

Article publication date: 1 June 1995



Poses the question as to why people often demonstrate so much less enthusiasm and commitment in work than outside it. Identifies empowerment as the means to restore a feeling of involvement at work. Defines empowerment and identifies a number of the barriers which can make the process difficult. Outlines the benefits to an organization which can result from empowerment.



Hand, M. (1995), "Empowerment: you can’t give it, people have to want it", Management Development Review, Vol. 8 No. 3, pp. 36-40.




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