Giving employees more responsibility, authority, and accountability for effecting the daily processes and improvements within their purview.

Comments: “Empowered Teams” or “Self-Directed Work Teams” are an advanced framework for running a work area or department. Many of the best companies invest in the Empowered Teams strategy as a means for creating self-regulating entities that require little supervision and support.

If you consider the most productive managers are the best delegators then you begin to appreciate in a small way the power behind “Empowered” or “Self-Directed Work Teams.”