Moving Human Resources into an Employee Empowerment Culture

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Situation Moving Human Resources into an Employee Empowerment Culture Issue- Employees are no longer content to work in an environment of adversity and autocracy. Instead, the decade-long tradition of the Human Rights Movement for more than one generation lets individuals know that empowerment, change, respect, and actualization are powerful tools that will not only benefit employees, but increase productivity and profits for owners and managers. This has been the case for Yammer, the San Francisco based company that makes social networking software for businesses (Hoge, 2012). Theory- Empowerment theory is tied up in Total Quality Management and the new models of Strategic Human Resource Management. Both TQM and SHRM move from simply the tactical to the strategic, looking at long-term results, development of employees, retention as a strategy, and utilizing the human element as part of the overall business planning cycle (Wilkinson, 1998). Results- Empowerment theory allows the organization as a whole to participate in the planning and execution process of the company. It allows non-managerial staff members to take ownership, feel part of a larger whole, and increase their own performance as well as that of their departments and co-workers. Using empowerment theory, absences decrease, job satisfaction increases, and almost all stakeholders report a more positive working experience and environment (Employee Empowerment, 2011). Analysis- One of the ways in which the late

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