The character of top executives and their philosophy have an important influence on the extent to which authority is decentralized.
Sometimes top managers are dictatorial, tolerating no interference with authority and information they hoard. Conversely, some managers find decentralization a means to make large business work successfully.
The number of coworkers involved within a problem‐solving or decision‐making process reflects the manager’s leadership style.
Empowerment means sharing information, rewards and power with employees so that they are equal contributors to the organizations outcomes.
An empowered and well-guided workforce may lead to heightened productivity and quality, reduced costs, more innovation, improved customer service, and greater commitment from the employees of the organization.
Each business must go through the process of identifying its individual management philosophy and continuously review and evaluate the same to see if it is aligned with its larger purpose.