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Chapter 15. Power, Power. Who's Got the ... > Problems of Empowerment - Pg. 188

Power, Power. Who's Got the Power? 188 Team Builder Not everyone is thrilled to be empowered. Sometimes you have to sell them on the idea. · Control.Some managers ask the question, "I'm still responsible for this department--how can I give up my power without losing control?" You don't have to lose control when you share power. You're a member of the team. You're directly in the midst of every activity and know how each team project is progressing. You are aware of this, and so is every member of your team. Control becomes team control. As team leader, you guide your team to meet performance standards. Test your effectiveness in empowering your team: Table 15-1. Empowerment Quiz for Team Leaders Often ________ ________ ________ ________ Sometimes ________ ________ ________ ________ Rarely _______ ________ ________ ________ 1. 2. 3. 4. Do I make most team decisions on my own? Am I impatient when members present their ideas? Do team members ask for transfers or quit? Are team members frequently absent or late?