Effect of Empowerment on Job Performance: A Study of Software Sector of Pakistan

Muhammad Arslan, Rashid Zaman


A continuing issue that maneuvers researchers in software projects is what encourages employees to perform well and make contributions to the projects. Prior studies have mainly focused on other behavioral factors but we propose that empowerment plays a crucial role in boosting employees’ performance. A survey has been conducted via self-administered questionnaire to test perceptions of employees working on various software projects regarding empowerment practices and their perceived task performance. Two types of empowerment have been studied in the present study. Moreover, limitations and implications have also been discussed.

Keywords:software sector, empowerment, structural empowerment, psychological empowerment, Job performance

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