To be successful in today's business environment, organizationsneed the knowledge, ideas, energy, and creativity of everyemployee. The best companies accomplish this by turning themselvesinto a company of leaders--an organization in which employees atevery level take the initiative and act as though the businesswhere their own. Gretchen M. Spreitzer and Robert E. Quinn draw onten years of empirical research to show how employee empowermentcan transform a workforce and create a very real competitiveadvantage. They describe five key disciplines that help empoweremployees to take initiative, be more innovative, engage intransformational change, and act as leaders. And they providereal-life examples specific tools and strategies that will help youto put those disciplines to work in your own organization.
A Book in the University of Michigan Business School Series