Introduction: Given the variable conditions today, the organizations have no choice but utilization of human resources based on empowerment as the only influential factor in the balance making. Empowerment means that individual goals align with organizational goals and creates the respective belief.
Objective: This research has been done with the aim of defining the factors associated with empowerment of employees.
Materials and Methods: This research is a correlational, descriptive analysis. The statistical group includes employees in the Development Affairs of Guilan University of medical sciences and the study was carried out through census and using Spreitzer PEQ questionnaire. To analyze the data, descriptive statistics such as : frequency distribution percentage and mean, inferential statistics like KS and Pearson tests were used.
Results: There is a positive and significant relationship between all the effective variables and empowerment including : “Sense of partnership”(r=0/84 , P<0.5), “The feeling of being effective”(r=0/82 , P<0.5), “The feeling of competence” (r=0/78 , P<0.5), “The feeling of having the right to choose” (r=0/76 , P<0.5) and “Significant sensation”(r=0/58 , P<0.5). The most significant impacts on contributing variables which empower employees were as follows: having the time and “freedom of action”(r=0/74 , P<0.5), “Use skill & talent” (r=0/71 , P<0.5), “The importance to the opinions of employees in organization”(r=0/70 , P<0.5), “The importance of teamwork” (r=0/60 , P<0.5), “Participation in the decision of leaders associated with the task”(r=0/50 , P<0.5). The use of participative management style (r=0.60 , p>0.05) was not found to be significant.
Conclusion: Among the components, sharing with others has the highest correlation with the feeling of empowerment, and giving freedom to the staff was more effective on empowerment.
Conflict of interest: None declared.