Creating an empowering culture: examining the relationship between organizational culture and perceptions of empowerment

Tracey Honeycutt Sigler, Christine M Pearson
2000 Journal of Quality Management  
A study of front line employees in four textile plants located in the Southeastern United States is used to examine how organizational culture may support empowerment efforts. Our results indicate that organizational cultures that were perceived as being more collective and more doing-oriented were related to significantly greater perceptions of empowerment. Power distance was related to empowerment and organizational commitment in unexpected ways. Implications for both theory and practice are discussed. D
doi:10.1016/s1084-8568(00)00011-0 fatcat:ebmdg74ponfbdpkpzoyfdmdlcq