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Based on your understanding of this unit’s readings and your personal experiences, do you think that employers are making more of an effort to empower their employees than was the case 20 years ago? What mechanisms are employed to spread power across organizations? Initial Post Employers are making more of an effort to empower their employees than 20 years ago. Employers in this century are giving employees more say in the running of their businesses which are leading to greater productivity. Employees in most organisations have a greater understanding of what happens on the ‘shop floor’ than their managers. In many cases they not only have a clearer awareness of the problems they face in their daily work, but also have in mind a number of ideas about how their work could be improved. That is why management in this century are connecting with their workers for ideas and information to push the company upwards. Employees have some real control over organizational goal-setting and strategic planning which involve Profitability, Innovation, etc. ~Melissa Langton, N., Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. A. (2015). Organizational behaviour: Concepts, controversies, applications. (7th Canadian edition). Pearson Education: Canada. Re: Discussion Question #7 - Employee Empowerment by  Dennis Barbour  - Saturday, 11 March 2017, 12:00 AM        As we have discussed in this thread, having your employees empowered to make autonomous  decisions is a win-win for the organization. The employees get skill development and the  organization should receive a financial and performance gain. Some of the ways empowerment can  help the organization are: It makes the associates accountable The employees become much more attentive The employees will feel more valued The employees will be more invested in their work
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Problems are resolved faster Organizations will become more nimble      These examples are from the Ritz-Carlton hotel leadership guide, which shows that employee  empowerment is required in all industries. Reference Ritz-Carlton Leadership Guide (2015).  Seven advantages of employee empowerment . Retrieved on March  10, 2017, from  - empowerment/ 129 words Dennis, you are right, having employees empowered to make autonomous decisions is a win-win for the organization. A 2012 Gallup poll found that actively disengaged employees cost their firms $370 billion in lost productivity (Karen, 2014). According to another report the Tempkin Group’s Employee Engagement Benchmark Study 2013 highly engaged employees are: 480 percent more committed to helping their companies succeed 250 percent more likely to make suggestions that will better their firms
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