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Empowerment: Holy Grail or a blinding case of the obvious?

Empowerment: Holy Grail or a blinding case of the obvious? Suggests that the route to "excellence" is through the empowerment of workers, but argues that this might become problematic within the health care sector. Examines the development of empowerment as a concept. Points out four difference types of worker--the rebel, the mainstay, the high performer and the miserable sod, and their possible reactions to empowerment. Proposes way of adapting the negative characteristics of these workers in implementing empowerment. Concludes that future action should be based on the introduction of empowerment rather than its discussion. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health manpower management Pubmed

Empowerment: Holy Grail or a blinding case of the obvious?

Health manpower management , Volume 19 (2): 7 – Nov 10, 1993

Empowerment: Holy Grail or a blinding case of the obvious?


Abstract

Suggests that the route to "excellence" is through the empowerment of workers, but argues that this might become problematic within the health care sector. Examines the development of empowerment as a concept. Points out four difference types of worker--the rebel, the mainstay, the high performer and the miserable sod, and their possible reactions to empowerment. Proposes way of adapting the negative characteristics of these workers in implementing empowerment. Concludes that future action should be based on the introduction of empowerment rather than its discussion.

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ISSN
0955-2065
DOI
10.1108/09552069310039323
pmid
10129183

Abstract

Suggests that the route to "excellence" is through the empowerment of workers, but argues that this might become problematic within the health care sector. Examines the development of empowerment as a concept. Points out four difference types of worker--the rebel, the mainstay, the high performer and the miserable sod, and their possible reactions to empowerment. Proposes way of adapting the negative characteristics of these workers in implementing empowerment. Concludes that future action should be based on the introduction of empowerment rather than its discussion.

Journal

Health manpower managementPubmed

Published: Nov 10, 1993

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