Participative Management is a system of management that requires the cooperation of both management and personnel. In participative management employees share the decision-making power with their managers.
Participative management is built around consensus between employees and managers. The focus is to build commitment and develop initiatives within work teams. In this system managers must delegate authority and pieces of their "power" so that the teams can decide together what problems to solve, solutions to adopt and countermeasures to implement.
A trustful relationship between the teams, where respect and collaboration from everyone is absolutely necessary. Quoting from the APICS dictionary 15'th edition "participative management draws on the rationale that everyone in an organization is capable of and willing to help guide and direct the organization toward agreed-on goals and objectives."
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