Empowerment should be seen not as a single initiative, but rather as a climate, atmosphere, and
culture in which responsibility and accountability for the job rest with the individual doing it.
Empowerment can, however, be construed as a process or style by which people manage,
requiring careful preparation, ethical guidelines, and understood boundaries.
1. Check Your Own Opinions, Assumptions, and Attitude
2. Recognize the Barriers to Empowerment
3. Recognize the Need for a Conclusive Culture
4. Set Boundaries
5. Raise Awareness
6. Get Staff on Your Side
7. Audit Staff Skills
8. Make Sure Staff Have Resources
9. Agree on Performance Objectives and Measures
10. Launch the Initiative
11. Monitor Developments
(Business the Ultimate Resource)