Ways to activate and improve job empowerment among academic leader’s in Iraqi universities

  • Ahmad khalaf banyan jinan university of Lebanon
  • Abdallah rizk jinan university of Lebanon
Keywords: job empowerment, academic leaders, Iraqi universities, strategies, qualitative approach, administrative communication, modern tools, self-management, positive work environment, feedback mechanisms, recommendations, laws and regulations, training, assessments, employee successes


The study aimed to explore strategies for enhancing and augmenting job empowerment levels among academic leaders in Jordanian universities. The research followed a qualitative approach, wherein the researcher conducted interviews with 15 academic career leaders from this group. These strategies encompassed several aspects:

  1. Facilitating administrative communication to bridge the gap between university administration and academic leadership while accommodating individual desires, needs, and preferences.
  2. Leveraging modern tools and methods for job empowerment.
  3. Empowering self-management through the formation of a dedicated team to make informed decisions.
  4. Fostering a positive work environment to enhance personal and professional equilibrium.
  5. Actively seeking and implementing feedback mechanisms, a critical requirement for Jordanian universities.

The interview results produced seven recommendations to activate and enhance empowerment among academic leaders:

  1. Introducing university academic leaders to pertinent laws and regulations while providing training for their effective implementation.
  2. Conducting regular assessments of the empowerment experience to identify shortcomings and communicate them to staff.
  3. Acknowledging and celebrating the successes of employees.


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How to Cite
banyan, A., & rizk, A. (2023). Ways to activate and improve job empowerment among academic leader’s in Iraqi universities. GPH-International Journal of Business Management, 6(11), 124-136. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10203142