Employee Empowerment Paper
University of Phoenix
Mr. Chester Willis-M.ED
July 2, 2009
Over the past several decades, the model for management has opened a new way to more democratic approaches: in which decision making is shared. A core concept for these new approaches to management is empowerment. A question was asked, how can new IT managers use employee empowerment to improve team performance and enhance their own? An organizational model is composed of structure that has very little intervention between staff and managers. This organization is based on the concept that employees are more productive when they have a direct effect in the decision making process.
These organizations fosters an environment where employees have more responsibility in the decision making process by eliminating several levels of middle management. Communication between staff and management occurs on at an on-regular basis therefore, presenting a more personal relationship between managers and staff. Organizations have little direct supervision due to lack of middle management; organizations depend on teams or committees to provide supervision do have a benefit over bureaucratic organizations when it comes to change I organizational culture.
Organizations are able to change their culture more quickly than bureaucratic organizations because fewer levels of management are involved. In organizations less bureaucratic are involved in organized culture shifts; this is an effective way to prepare employees at all levels for shifts in individual and group decision-making responsibilities. This is an effective method because it eliminates a great deal of involved with charge. “Top management’s involvement and support are essential in order to give an organizational change effort proper direction”.
With any shift or shifts in individual and or group decision-making responsibilities the top management must be behind the...