The business of employee empowerment : democracy and ideology in the workplace / Thomas A. Potterfield.Material type: TextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 1999Description: 1 online resource (x, 172 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585383111; 9780585383118; 0313004331; 9780313004339Other title: Democracy and ideology in the workplaceSubject(s): Employee empowerment | Industrial management -- Employee participation | Personnel -- Habilitation | Gestion d'entreprise -- Participation du personnel | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Workplace Culture | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Human Resources & Personnel Management | Employee empowerment | Industrial management -- Employee participation | Medezeggenschap | Mitarbeiter | Mitbestimmung | Partizipation | UnternehmenGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Business of employee empowerment.DDC classification: 658.3/14 LOC classification: HD50.5 | .P67 1999ebOther classification: 85.51 Online resources: Click here to access online
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1. Social, Political, and Economic Antecedents of Empowerment -- 2. The Theories and Practices of Empowerment -- 3. Ideas in Action: Empowerment at a Fortune 100 Corporation -- 4. Integrating Theory and Practice: Reflections on the Farbrook Technologies Interviews -- 5. The Emancipatory Potential of Empowerment -- 6. Ideological Influences within the Theories and Practices of Empowerment -- 7. Overcoming Ideological Influences and Advancing the Cause of Freedom.
Potterfield calls for actions that cut through the ideological barriers to empowerment at the corporate level and also for ways to alter the prevailing power structure, to enhance the relative strength of employees in various types of organizations. His book provides a synthesis of major empowerment theories and viewpoints, a discussion of its historical and intellectual roots, an inquiry into empowerment practices at a Fortune 100 company, and a discussion of both the emancipatory potential and ideological constraints in empowerment theories and practices. With specific recommendations for corporate and societal action, Dr.
Potterfield's book is an invaluable resource for professionals, teachers, and students in management, organizational studies, human resources, and organizational change.