The paper "Empowering Employees through Effective Delegation" is a wonderful example of a Management Case Study. Empowerment is an important aspect of decision making as it looks towards passing on additional responsibility and authority to the employees to make decisions. This is done with the objective of shaping the skills of employees and ensuring that small and petty issues are solved by the lower-level managers or employees so that other executives can concentrate on important issues. This report aims at examining the manner in which the lack of empowerment among employees has created an additional burden on Brian and also raised doubts regarding the leadership skills of Brian.
This is followed by highlighting the leadership aspect of Brain which was ineffective, the change which Brian has to undertake for increasing empowerment, the role of empowerment in the organization, and the different steps which are required to ensure better empowerment among the employees. The over-analysis will thereby help to formulate steps through which a change will be witnessed in the working culture and will provide an opportunity through which better decisions can be taken in the future. Information about the case The case highlights the lack of empowerment among employees which has increased the work burden on Brian.
Lack of empowerment has increased the workload as Brian who has already dealt with a similar problem the production unit before has been entrusted with the responsibility of taking the same decision again which could have been easily taken by other employees. This has affected his mental peace as Brian as a result also has to work even on holidays as lack of empowerment has affected the style of working and has increased the workload on him. Factors leading to the inability of the employees to take a decision The inability of the employees to take decisions highlights the lack of empowerment which has affected the decisions making ability of the employee.
Some of the factors which can be associated with the lack of inability of the employees to take decision are as follows Lack of employee empowerment: Brian doesn’ t look towards employee empowerment within the organization which has thereby restricted the employees to take decisions (Buahene, 2013). The lack of employee empowerment has restricted the employees to take a decision and has increased the burden on Brian as Brian has to take all the decision relating to even petty issues or issues which has been previously been dealt with. Lack of job enlargement: The situation also shows that the organization lacks job enlargement as employees are expected to do whatever they have been entrusted with and are not expected to carry additional responsibility (Buahene, 2013).
This has thereby affected the decision making as employees are expected to continue with the same work and the lack of job enlargement has restricted them to carry the additional role of decision making. Lack of job enrichment: The situation also shows that the organization lacks job enrichment as the job has been designed in such a manner that the areas to work are fixed and don’ t looks to include things in a vertical direction (Buahene, 2013).
This has thereby affected the decision making as employees are expected to continue with the same work and the lack of job enlargement has restricted them to carry the additional role of decision making. Lack of delegation: The situation also highlights a lack of delegation of authority and responsibility among the employees.
This has restricted the employees to make decisions on the matter which has been dealt with before and requires a similar solution. Since employees are not provided with the power to make a decision it has thereby affected the overall style of working with regard to decision making and has increased the burden of decision making on Brian.
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