Arab Journal of Administration المجلة العربية للإدارة


The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between Metacognition over organizational strategic objectives (i.e., planning, monitoring, evaluation) and the level of employee empowerment they are given by the organization (i.e., delegation of authority, teamwork, training, effective communication, motivation, performance evaluation). A sample of (212) employees of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu had participated in the study by responding to a questionnaire designed especially for this purpose. Results revealed that employees in general show an acceptable level of Metacognition regarding organizational strategic objectives. However, the level of empowerment they were given by the organization was less than expected. Results also indicated some differences in the relationship between employee Metacognition and their empowerment due to employee age, education, and experience. The authors propose few recommendations, among which are providing special care to employee empowerment and developing a comprehensive strategy for empowerment at the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu. In addition, it is important to raise awareness regarding the concept of Metacognition and improve Metacognition skills for employees at the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu.