One of the major discussions in the business world is: How do we get our human capital assets more engaged in the organization? Current Gallup Polls state that 85% of our employees are not engaged within their organizations.
Employee Empowerment fully analyzes this workplace condition, which is a major concern for most CEOs. The solution proposed by this book is the introduction of the TLS (Theory of Constraints - Lean - Six Sigma) Continuum Empowerment model, which comprises three levels of empowerment – Management, Cross-Functional Team, and Individual. The first is the empowerment that comes from upper management to the organization as a whole. The second level is the empowerment that comes from the various cross-functional teams and the final level is from the individuals themselves through their ability to take ownership in the processes in which they are involved. The end solution in the book is that if we can get the human capital assets to take ownership of the processes (that is, empower the front-line employees), it will increase the level of engagement. If they become more engaged they will empower the organization at all levels to introduce sustainable change management to resolve problems within the organization. One of the tools of individual empowerment is the use of the Six Sigma toolbox.
This book makes the case that when human capital assets take ownership of the processes, then we have greater engagement, and thus a more empowered organization.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What is Empowerment?
Chapter 2: The Role of DNA in Life
Chapter 3: The Role of DNA in Business
Chapter 4: The TLS Continuum Empowerment Model
Chapter 5: Management Empowerment
Chapter 6: Cross-Functional Team Empowerment
Chapter 7: Individual Empowerment
Chapter 8: Empowerment and Engagement
Daniel T. Bloom is a well-respected author, speaker and HR strategist, who during his career has worked as a contingency executive recruiter, member of the internal HR staff of a Fortune 1000 corporation, an HR Consultant and a Corporate Relocation Director for several real estate firms. He is an active participant within the HR social Media scene maintaining blogs since 2006 and has written over 40 articles, which have appeared online and in print; as well as published six books. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a Six Sigma Black Belt through the Applied Technology Program at St. Petersburg College. He is a professional member of the American Society for Quality. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Daniel Bloom and Associates, Inc., a human resource consulting firm dedicated to empowering organizational change in the HR community.
"Dan's new book is well written and contains a large number of important elements to any/all Human Resource Professionals who understand the value in ‘empowerment‘ and especially those currently working in a manufacturing, distribution, or warehousing operation."
Michael Wilkerson SPHR, CLRP, Director of HR, Advicare
"This book gives readers a model and tools to be consistent and successful in fostering empowerment. I highly recommend you get this for your business/HR library."
Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, VP of Human Resources LaRosa’s, Inc., Author of HR on Purpose!!
"Like all of Dan’s books, Employee Empowerment is very well written, and I recommend it to all HR professionals and members of company leadership. Dan discusses the importance of employee empowerment and change management in a very interesting manner, which should serve as a guide to all HR employees."
Bob Sproull, LSS Master Black Belt and TOC Jonah, Author of nine books on Continuous Improvement