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Brad Kirkman on the Implications of Workplace Empowerment


Brad Kirkman, professor of management, innovation and entrepreneurship, recently co-authored the article, “How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Empowering Your Workplace.” Kirkman collaborated with Tobias Dennerlein, assistant professor at IESE Business School, to share the future implications of workplace empowerment.

“Such empowerment can lead employees to morally disengage and behave unethically,” said Kirkman and Dennerlein. “The good news for companies is that these potential negative outcomes of empowering leadership can be avoided and, in fact, reversed if organizations remove obstacles to employees’ success before giving them more freedom.”

Read the entire article on Forbes.