Implosions occur when there's too much energy on the outside of a structure for it to support.
Explosions occur when there's too much energy inside a structure. Workplaces are a lot like buildings.
There are six energies an empowered manager coaxes from his/her staff that collectively lead to an explosion: synergy, camaraderie, harmony, unity, quality and creativity. Sooner or later the building cannot contain the energy. The place erupts with growth, progress, and buzz.
Conversely, mere managers coax other energies---intentionally and by neglect---that lead to an implosion. they inlcude dissent, discontent, demoralization, indifference, and dissonance.
Employees who dissent from the mission regress into passive discontent and indifference. Some become actively discontent and act out as gossips, bullies, and saboteurs. Sooner or later the building cannot contain the negative energy and the structure implodes, collapsing on itself like a house of cards.
The empowered department soon empowers the facility to do things that would not otherwise be possible; namely, expand in the marketplace.
The dysfunctional department soon enables the facility to do what would not otherwise be possible; namely, contract into irrelevance.