This is the opposite of how managers should think of their employees. From Leadership Skills for Managers:
Students of American automotive history know that at one point in Ford’s history, Henry Ford appointed himself as the maker of all decisions — large and small. Believe it or not, he actually had corporate spies skulking around, trying to catch his managers in the act of making decisions by themselves. Needless to say, productivity declined, as did morale.
Profits plummeted as well. Not until 15 years later did the company make a profit and the managers make their own decisions.