How can empowerment lead to higher motivation of employees?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Empowerment can lead to greater motivation for employees by making them feel important and valued.

When employees are empowered, they are given the ability to make decisions for themselves.  This tends to make employees feel that they are not just cogs in a machine.  Instead, it makes them feel that they are intelligent and valued members of the team in their workplace.  This can raise their motivation and make them more excited working in their particular firm.

When workers feel that they are important, they are more likely to have high levels of morale.  Increased morale tends to lead to increased motivation to work well.