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