This book is for Managers, Industrial Psychologists, HR Professionals and Organizational Development Consultants who wish to enhance employees' human potential, competencies and performance which in turn will lead to the improved efficiency of organisations. This will ultimately have a positive effect on the socio-economic environment. The book includes strategies for the empowerment of all categories of employees. The significance that employees should experience true empowerment, in other words, psychological empowerment is stressed.
Psychological empowerment surpasses all other efforts to empower. It is the X-factor of empowerment. It is about empowerment that is not simply structural or mechanistic, such as positions and pay packets, but includes aspects of feeling, such as feeling competent and having influence. The book is based on the author's doctoral thesis and the research she undertook for this purpose. Therefore the student of Organizational Psychology will find it to be a useful resource. It is equally useful for employees aspiring for achievements and making a difference.