The Relationship between Employee Empowerment and Perceived Employee Job Performance among the Hospitality Sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain:The Case of Three Star Hotels in Bahrain

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Employee Empowerment, Employee Inclusion, Problem Handling, Employee Creativity, Employee Autonomy, Decision Making, Employee Performance

Abstract

Employees are significant resources in any organization; thus, they can make or break an organization. Therefore, successful companies are cognizant regarding ways used to engage and empower employees. Through employees, empowerment provides them with the opportunity to develop independence, something that increases their commitment to the organization, thus leading to enhanced performance. The study aimed to determine the relationship between employee empowerment and perceived employee performance of the hospitality sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Further, the study was conducted with the variables (employee inclusion, problem handling, employee creativity, employee autonomy, and decision making) to evaluate the correlation between employee empowerment and perceived employee performance. The paper applied an online survey questionnaire to gather information regarding the topic under research. The study collected responses from 154 research participants. The collected data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences by considering descriptive frequency tables. Pearson correlation analysis was performed to test the relationship between the gathered data. From the Pearson correlation analysis test, it was found that there is a significant relationship between the status of employee empowerment and the level of perceived employee performance among the hospitality sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Author Biography

Jayendira P Sankar, AMA International University Bahrain

Jayendira P. Sankar received his Ph.D. from the University of Madras, India. He worked in various universities in India, and now he is an assistant professor of MBA at AMA International University in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He has 13 years of academic experience and fellow HEA-UK with over 50 publications in various international journals and conferences in the field of human resource management, retail marketing, and development economics. The current research interests include employee welfare activities, work-family balance, consumer behavior, retail marketing, corporate social responsibility, economic sustainability, quality of e-learning in higher education, employee development, and employee satisfaction in higher education. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8435-2123

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Published

2021-02-12

How to Cite

Ali Salman, S. F., & P Sankar, J. (2021). The Relationship between Employee Empowerment and Perceived Employee Job Performance among the Hospitality Sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain:The Case of Three Star Hotels in Bahrain. IKSP Journal of Innovative Writings, 1(2). Retrieved from https://iksp.org/journals/index.php/ijiw/article/view/47