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    Most of us may have experienced the "Chart on the Board" method for learning the ABC's, times tables, states and capitals. As you learn, you may have earned a star or some sort of visual recognition in chart format for following your progress to not only yourself, but your peers. The "Chart on the Board" method can be a short term incentive to accomplish tasks, but it is the internal motivation that will ultimately drive an individual to greater heights. Employee empowerment is a big theme of this class and I frequently post on the subject.

    In order to achieve a motivated workforce, a key factor may be employee empowerment, a statement by Cartin (1993.) "Giving workers the responsibility for improvements and the authority to make changes to accomplish them provides strong motivation for employees. This puts decision making into the hands of those who are closest to the job and have a considerable insight into problems and solutions."

    Think about how empowering the employees can increase innovation, creativity, and motivation. For those of you in management consider how you can empower your employees. Think about the ways you can convince your boss that you have the knowledge, skills and ability to accomplish a task.

    What is one thing you can do today to either give more responsibility to your employees or to gain more responsibility as an employee?


    Thomas J. Cartin, 1993, Principles and Practices of TQM, Pg 29, (Milwaukee: ASQC Quality Press, 1993)

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    //First of all, we will discuss the term empowerment to understand the employee empowerment. After it we will discuss the various ways of giving empowerment to the employees. We will also discuss the most appropriate way of providing empowerment to the employees and how this method works.\

    Employee Empowerment
    Empowerment is any process that provides greater autonomy through sharing of relevant information and the provision of control over factors ...

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    The response address the queries posted in 283 words with references.