Employee Empowerment and Employee Satisfaction in the Workplace
Organizations adapt different strategies or methods for managing their labor forces. Every discussion of management of labor compels analysis within the framework of schools of thought in the field of Organizational Sociology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, and Organizational Management. This study evaluates a healthcare organization’s efforts derived from Humanistic Management and coordinated through its Human Resources department to improve workforce morale. The study’s hypothesis contends that employee empowerment positively affects employee satisfaction levels. The empirical findings support this hypothesis. In addition, the findings reflect that employee empowerment has a stronger effect over employee satisfaction than other variables including employees’ salaries. This study’s findings have major significance for corporations given the steadfast globalization of the economy. Employee empowerment may offer organizations an invaluable tool in their quest for organizational competitiveness.