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Empowerment: what it is and what it is not

Joan Pastor (Joan Pastor is based with Joan Pastor & Associates, Oceanside, California, USA)

Empowerment in Organizations

ISSN: 0968-4891

Article publication date: 1 June 1996

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Abstract

Discusses empowerment in terms of common misunderstandings. Everybody talks about empowerment these days and many company leaders claim to be practicing it, but there are a great number of managers ‐ and employees ‐ who do not really understand what empowerment involves. As a result, many problems have arisen as confusion over decision‐making authority and access to information reigns supreme. Lays out, in a straightforward manner, what empowerment is, common misconceptions around it, and a process for increasing the chances that employees will be empowered with success.

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Pastor, J. (1996), "Empowerment: what it is and what it is not", Empowerment in Organizations, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 5-7. https://doi.org/10.1108/09684899610118028

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