Define the term empowerment being sure to distinguish between involvement and empowerment. Give a brief rationale for empowerment.

Empowerment is something that management can do to the employees that will help the overall company. If employees are given the information, resources, and opportunity and are held responsible then they will do a better job. Management needs to create the right environment for this to work though. Resources are important, because the employees always need to have the resources to do the tasks at hand. This is the best way to get the best outcomes, because overtime the management system does not need to micro manage the employees, because they are able to define the way that they work, as long as it is productive enough for the management system. Employee’s do not like being micro-managed, so when they are empowered they try not to break the trust they are given because it is considered a perk.