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This manuscript describes a new theory of empowerment in the workplace. Unlike typical management literature dealing with empowerment, this theory uses a critical perspective to explain how communities of practice generate authentic empowerment at work. Authentic empowerment leads to higher performance, innovation, creativity, and success.

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Communities of Practice and Situated Learning: A Theoretical Examination of a Shift in Individual Power

This manuscript describes a new theory of empowerment in the workplace. Unlike typical management literature dealing with empowerment, this theory uses a critical perspective to explain how communities of practice generate authentic empowerment at work. Authentic empowerment leads to higher performance, innovation, creativity, and success.