"Empowerment' is a loaded word. Who is really empowered, and to do what?
We all have a role to fulfill, but the question is are we allowed to do our best work? Are we encouraged to connect to doing what it takes to be as effective as possible, and most importantly, are you inspired to do it, to do whatever it takes?
Contribution doesn’t happen in a vacuum. I know it’s easy to feel insignificant inside the bowels of a big corporation, but if you are good at your job, then you are making change in some way. To separate the two is impossible.
So, empowerment is a two way street. Do you have permission, and if you do, are you willing to do whatever it takes?
Something to think about.