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According to the definition, empowerment is the process of enabling or authorizing an individual to think, behave, take action and control work and decision making in autonomous ways. Its main effect is the creation of a work environment in wich people are productive, contributing and, why not, happy. As a business manager you can choose either to control everything in the company (doable when it’s a small business, impossible in large company) or to trust your employee to do the right thing when they are empowered.
Share goals and directions
People always act better when they know what to do and where they have to get based on their actions. As a business manager, or, at least, with a position in management, you know what are the trends and where all should reach by the next few months… so share the most important goals and directions for your group. When it is possible mark in a way visible for everyone the progress on the goals that are measurable and observable.