Definition of on one's own initiative in English:

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on one's own initiative

Without being prompted by others.
Example sentences
  • Managers need to be in the position where they can rely on their team to act on their own initiative, providing them with the authority to do so.
  • Elsewhere, many individual hospitals have acted on their own initiative or in association with groups such as the international network towards smoke free hospitals or the European network for smoke free hospitals.
  • Acting on their own initiative, farm households strive to stabilize their incomes largely through diversification of their income-producing portfolio.
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