Accession Number : ADA329394
Title : Empowerment: Quality Air Force's Biggest Hurdle.
Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL
Personal Author(s) : VonBerge, Gerald C.
PDF Url : ADA329394
Report Date : 07 APR 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 34
Abstract : The concept of empowerment as envisioned by Dr. W. Edwards Deming and as defmed within the Quality Air Force (QAF) is not clearly understood by many of today's Air Force leaders. This misunderstanding has led to a general fear of empowerment. Historically, leaders have freely used the concept but they have usually called it something else. There are limits to the application of empowerment based upon the individuals and situation but, if clearly defined and properly applied, leaders can empower followers without fear.
Descriptors : *AIR FORCE, *LEADERSHIP, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, COMPETITION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, HUMAN RESOURCES, JOB TRAINING, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, FEAR, MOTIVATION, TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT, JOB SATISFACTION.
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE