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A management synopsis of empowerment

Mike van Oudtshoorn (Organization Psychologist and Partner at Saker Lynd Partnership.)
Laurie Thomas (Division of Human Learning at Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK.)

Training for Quality

ISSN: 0968-4875

Article publication date: 1 September 1995


Investigates “empowerment” and its relevance to management and organizations. Discusses in detail the advantages and disadvantages of empowerment and disempowerment. Business organizations are set up so that no one is totally empowered nor totally disempowered. Shows various stages of empowered and disempowered people and cultures to enable further progress and concludes that clarifying, coaching and counselling individuals is the progressive way to go.



van Oudtshoorn, M. and Thomas, L. (1995), "A management synopsis of empowerment", Training for Quality, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 25-32.




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