Measuring Empowerment Within Organizations
Establishing a high degree of employee empowerment is critical for achieving a high degree of innovation potential in an organization (Cekmecelioglu & Gunsel, 2013; Grey, 2019) and is correlated with higher employee retention (Grey, 2019).
The Organizational Empowerment Model and Assessment was developed by the research and measurement team at Cultivate. The model draws on research concerning the relationship between empowerment and innovation within large organizations and the assessment was developed and validated to measure empowerment maturity within large departments and organizations (50+ employees).
The assessment allows for measurement of empowering and disempowering attitudes, policies, and behaviors within organizations by surveying employees' perceptions of their work experiences. The elements of the empowerment model and use cases of the assessment will be discussed.
Cekmecelioglu, H.G. & Gunsel, A. (2013). The effects of individual creativity and organizational climate on firm innovativeness. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 99, 257-264.
Grey, A.M. (2019). Cultures of innovation and the role of the leader. (Publication No. 13899149) [Doctoral Dissertation, University of California, San Marcos] ProQuest Dissertation Publishing.