First Advisor

Ellen West

Date of Award

5-20-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business Administration: Management and Leadership and University Honors

Department

Business Administration

Subjects

Employee empowerment, Employee motivation, Autonomy (Psychology), Organizational behavior, Industrial psychology

DOI

10.15760/honors.869

Abstract

Attaining organizational commitment from employees plays a vital role in the success of a business. This is because commitment ensures loyalty and stability within an environment. Employee empowerment is also another critical element of business as it ensures motivation and engagement from the organization’s workforce. By using Natalie Allen and John Meyer’s three types of commitment as a major lens, this paper analyzes appropriate literature related to empowerment leadership. The correlation between organizational commitment and employee empowerment is discussed and it indicates that empowerment can positively impact an employee’s commitment to their work organization. Employees can experience burnout if their jobs get too overwhelming. That is why it is crucial that appropriate applications of empowerment are applied to the organization’s leadership through autonomy, resources, and overall job satisfaction. This paper also provides a brief guide that managers and organizations can use when re-evaluating their empowerment levels to increase organizational commitment.

Rights

In Copyright. URI: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33058

Share

COinS