Accession Number:

ADA273918

Title:

Empowerment: Dimensions and Strategies in the U.S Air Force

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

The goal of this research was to develop an instrument capable of measuring empowerment, and provide recommended general strategies on how to create an empowered organization. This goal was accomplished by developing a pilot questionnaire based on seven dimensions of empowerment discussed in Major Wayne G. Stones unpublished article Empowerment Keeping the Promise of the Total Quality Revolution. Each dimension of empowerment was subdivided into measurement parameters, with behavioral statements developed to describe these parameters. The pilot questionnaire was completed by 278 Air Force-related personnel with mainly acquisition-oriented backgrounds. Results indicated six factors of empowerment exist which were translated into six empowerment dimensions management commitment, continuity, worker commitment, cognizance, control, and community. An operational questionnaire was developed along with a detailed feedback format for educational or organizational analysis. Empowerment, Power, Management strategies, Questionnaire, Dimensions

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE