Quote by John Hunter

Does a security guard empower the CEO to enter the building?


quote from Management Matters (book)
section titled: Don't Empower

"A better model of a human system is the understanding that we each play a role within a system.

Does a security guard empower the CEO to enter the building?

There are constraints on your actions based on the role you are playing. Management systems should encourage people to act and if there are constraints that are unnecessary within the management system they should be removed. But that is fixing the system constraint, not a manager "empowering" someone to do what the manager will allow."


Online: Management Matters, Don't Empower