A person who is willing to give and accept responsibility and take initiative to
act independently feels empowered. A leader can enable self-determination for
their employees, and the ability to make free choices, by give autonomy and
responsibility for decision-making in their roles.
Empowerment can allow an employee to feel in control of their life and work. It
can help develop confidence and strength, enabling realistic goal setting and for
employees to reach their full potential and create more value for an
If employees feel unaware of or undervalue their abilities and skills empowering
them can create engagement and a positive perspective about their abilities.
Thereby increasing self-efficacy, their perception of competence, control over
their lives and positive self-image perceptions of competence, personal control,
and positive self-image.