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Power can be derived from being in the right place at the right time and taking the appropriate action. 6. Power stemming from Managing Critical Problems The strategic contingency theory of power suggests that units best able to cope with the firm's critical problems and uncertainties acquire relatively large amounts of power. For example, that when an organization faces substantial lawsuits, the legal department will gain power and influence over organizational decisions. 7. Power stemming from Being Close to Power The closer a person is to power, the greater the power he or she exerts. Likewise, the higher a unit reports in a firm's hierarchy, the more power it possesses. TACTICS FOR BECOMING AN EMPOWERING LEADER
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A leader’s power and influence increase when he or she shares power with others. As team members receive more power, they can accomplish more—they become more productive. And because the manager shares credit for their accomplishments, he or she becomes more powerful. A truly powerful leader makes team members feel powerful and able to accomplish tasks on their own. An advantage of empowerment from a cost perspective is that empowering workers to assume more managerial responsibility enables the organization to get by with fewer bosses. The Nature of Empowerment In its basic meaning, empowerment refers to passing decision-making authority and responsibility from managers to group members . Almost any form of participative management, shared decision making, and delegation can be regarded as empowerment. Four components of empowerment were identified: meaning, competence, self-determination, and impact. Full-fledged empowerment includes all four dimensions, along with a fifth one, internal commitment. Meaning is the value of a work goal, evaluated in relation to a person's ideals or standards. The dimension of true empowerment is Competence , or self-efficacy , is an individual's belief in his or her capability to perform a particular task well. Self- determination is an individual's feeling of having a choice in initiating and regulating actions. Impact is the degree to which the worker can influence strategic, administrative, or operating outcomes on the job. Another dimension of true empowerment is for the group member to develop an internal commitment toward work goals. Empowering Practices The practices that foster empowerment supplement standard approaches to participative management, such as conferring with team members before reaching a decision.
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a. Foster Initiative and Responsibility A leader can empower team members simply by fostering greater initiative and responsibility in their assignments. Misal bendahara pengeluaran diberikan tanggung jawab lebih untuk memeriksa SPP. b. Link Work Activities to Organizational Goals Empowerment works better when the empowered activities are aligned with the strategic goals of the organization. Empowered workers who have responsibility to carry out activities that support the major goals of the organization will identify more with the company. At the same time, they will develop a feeling of being a
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