Tim gave the reality of empowerment in many organisations
>Regarding empowerment - At the staff level, this is seen as hollow talk.
In a recent situation, the "empowered staff" found out what that really
means: if you make the same decision that the boss would have made, then
you're empowered. If you don't make the same decision, then be prepared
to bear the consequences, even if you try to point out that you're
supervisors are somehow incorrect or inconsistent.
Tim. Read or better still have your boss discover for him [it sounds to me
like a him organisation] Peter Scott-Morgans Unwritten Rules of the Game
then get a conversation going on those in the organisation. Mail me
privately if some detail would help.
The Harrow Partnership
Pewley Fort Guildford UK
Dr Ilfryn Price <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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