Applied Empowerment


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Applied Empowerment
1010204 Applied EmpowermentFor many, empowerment sometimes seems like organizational castor oil. Like that old panacea, we think it’s good for us although (because?) it tastes terrible. We take it when we’re sluggish and need to feel better fast. It treats the symptoms but does nothing for the causes. Holding our noses, we swallow it all at once, endure the outcome, recover, and then try to forget about it until the next time we need it.When management deals with empowerment this way, it produces results remarkably similar to those produced by castor oil. Then the rest of us, from consultants to partially empowered teams, have to deal with what remains.But perhaps we should be more generous. After…
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Larry Holpp: Managing Teams. Applied Empowerment, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 1999), AccessEngineering Export