There is no Agile without empowerment
Members of an Agile team excel by cherry-picking their tasks based on their skills and their experience, because they know they can create value even when they do not have all the answers.
Being empowered to make decisions about solutions within the objectives of their tasks is instrumental for their ability to deliver value.
Many organizations and their managers attempt to harvest the benefits of Agile without empowering their people. Agile fails without empowerment.
Dr. ir Johannes Drooghaag – CEO Spearhead Management