Employee Empowerment

What is Employee Empowerment?  

When someone is empowered, they have the ability to accomplish something, giving them the confidence needed to succeed.  Employee empowerment is a management philosophy that emphasizes the importance of allowing employees to make independent decisions and act upon them.   

For employees to feel like their decisions matter, they need to feel accountable for the decisions they make on a regular basis. The organization’s performance management practices play a large part in determining the level of employee empowerment. Instead of following the traditional pattern of one or two performance reviews each year, managers interested in empowering employees meet with them regularly through one-on-one meetings. This provides an opportunity for communicating about personal and team goals, holding employees accountable for their current responsibilities, and offering suggestions when and where needed.  

As employees respond to formal and informal feedback, the performance conversation shifts from retroactively punishing failure through compensation to supporting success and employee growth in advance. Employee empowerment helps employees do a better job at the moment while growing into more productive members of the organization. 

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Vedangi Pathak
Vedangi is currently pursuing her B.E in Mechanical Engineering. She's a woman in STEM with a keen interest in Marketing and mutual love for reading. Skilled in Public Speaking, Writing, Content Creation and Organization, she has won multiple awards and prizes for the same.