THEORY OF WORK TEAM/GROUP EMPOWERMENT

WITHIN ORGANIZATIONS©


Definitions


DEFINITIONS USED IN THE THEORY OF WORK TEAM/GROUP EMPOWERMENT WITHIN ORGANIZATIONS

 

WORK TEAM/GROUP LEADER'S EMPOWERMENT COMPETENCY

 

the knowledge and skills of the work team/group leader in relation to the achievement of work team/group goals/outcomes

 

COMMUNICATION COMPETENCY

            the knowledge and skill related to the giving of information

            from one work team/group to another work team/group

 

CONTROLLING THE EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL FORCES

 

“effectively managing the potential negative consequences that result from the effect of changing health care trends on the ability of an [organization] to achieve its goals” (Sieloff, 1996, p. 31)

 

GOAL/OUTCOME COMPETENCY

 

the knowledge and skill of a work team/group in relation to the process of achieving “events that are valued, wanted or desired” (King, 1981, p. 145) by a work team/group

 

POSITION

 

 “the centrality of a nursing [work team/group] within the communication network of a health care suprasystem” (Sieloff, 1995, p. 57)

 

EMPOWERMENT CAPACITY

 

"capacity of a [work team/]group to achieve [outcomes]" (King, 1981, p. 27)

 

WORK TEAM/GROUP EMPOWERMENT

            implementation of the capacity of a work team/group to

            achieve desired outcomes (Sieloff, 1996)

 

EMPOWERMENT PERSPECTIVE

 

"the perception and value regarding the achievement of goals/outcomes" (Sieloff, 2007, p. 207)

 

RESOURCES

 

any commodity that a nursing work team/group can use for goal achievement (Maas, 1988)

 

ROLE

 

"the degree to which the work of a health care suprasystem is accomplished through the work of a nursing [work team/group]" (Sieloff, 1995, p. 58)