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Explain the concepts of empowerment, self-managed teams, and cross-functional teams, and develop an essay that argues for their inclusion in either a tall or flat organizational structure.

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Empowerment is a process that enables a person to take decision in automotive ways. It gives the freedom of choice and action so that an individual can shape up his life. Empowerment expresses the control and regulates the resources and decision. Self managed teams are those teams, which are authorized to take their own decisions relating to their work in the organization. These teams are also having a leader or point person, who gives them direction. In the self managed teams, the main role of leaders ...

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The response addresses the concepts of like empowerment via self-managed and cross-functional teams in order to reach a decision on having a tall or flat structure for a business. 325 words with 2 references.

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