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empowers employees to think of new ideas and keeps their creativity flowing. And these projects may even benefit Google if it looks to have potential to be something profitable. Many of the features that Google offers were initially created by their employees on their own time (Black, 2008). By looking at the examples of these two companies in regards to employee empowerment, smaller companies can build from this and create an environment in which the workers feel valued and motivated to work. First, managers could turn to employees to determine which programs need more concentration. This information can come as informal feedback from the employees. If the ideas are related closely to the main objective of the goal, the management can begin setting up “task forces” to work on the project (Kauffman, 2010). This way the employees are able to provide their input and also lead these projects. They would feel more driven to complete them and show their best work. During this process, the management would keep oversee the progress, but not intervene unless absolutely necessary. Finally, the work of the
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