Business Studies AS (2)

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Definition: giving employees the means by which they can exercise power over their working lives.

The difference between delegation and empowerment is that delegation provides the authority for a subordinate to carry out a specific task where as empowerment is a degree of self-regulation and the freedom to decide what to do and how to do it.

Empowerment can be achieved through informal or formal systems of autonomous work groups.

Autonomous work groups provide workers with autonomy {i.e. independence} and decision-making powers & the aim to increase motivation, while also improving flexibility and quality, thus adding value to the organisation.

Empowerment involves the following:

d Recognising




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