Week 13 Notes
Week 13 Notes CONSCI 3910 - 0010
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CONSCI 3910 Week 13 Notes Employee Empowerment Advantages of Empowering Employees o They feel more valued as assets to the company o They feel more autonomous, increasing their happiness and job satisfaction o More efficient transactions with customers since a manager is not needed to make special decisions o Customers more satisfied with streamlined process o Customers spread their satisfaction through wordofmouth, which will increase the firm’s business o Positive wordofmouth will attract high quality employees to want to work for the firm Disadvantages of Empowering Employees o Employees may abuse power and make too many special deals for customers, causing a decrease in revenue o Employees may be less likely to listen to their managers o Extra training is needed to ensure employees are suited to make these special decisions How to ensure empowering employees is successful o Managers should check on their employees and audit their transactions to make sure they are not abusing their power o Selectively choose the employees so that only the best workers are making these critical decisions for the firm o Ensure the training process for the employees is thorough and rigorous Employee Empowerment as a Marketing Tool o Empowering employees is not only a Human Resources decision o Empowering employees will increase customer satisfaction, which leads to positive wordofmouth This positive wordofmouth is critical marketing for the firm