HR Glossary / Employee Empowerment

Employee empowerment refers to a style of management that emphasizes the autonomy of the employees by allowing them to make decisions and act upon them independently.


Why is Employee Empowerment Important?

According to a Harvard Business Review research, higher employee empowerment correlates with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and engagement in the workplace.

Employee empowerment has several benefits, such as:

  • Fostering a culture of employee engagement;
  • Helping to retain top talents;
  • Inspiring and motivating employees;
  • Facilitating work processes;
  • Improving communication within the organization;
  • Generating new ideas;
  • Driving innovation.

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