Participatory Styles of Management One style of participatory management is information management. It focuses on the establishment of such an environment in the workplace where employees readily share information. This includes all kinds of information including earnings, strategic planning, and financial projections. This style promotes transparency in every business aspect and encourages employees to participate, comment, and suggest. Another style of participatory management is known as recognition management which consists of a forum wherein employees get recognition as a result of their contributions and achievements. Such an approach encourages the employees to improve their productivity and performance because when they do their job well, they are rewarded. In such a participatory management style, employees can see the way their contributions add value to the organization. Yet another style of participatory management is the shared decision-making management style in which employees complete surveys, take part in focus groups, brainstorming sessions, and achieve specific tasks in self-monitored groups. A common feature of all the different styles of participatory management is that they consist of a type of share decision-making (McQuerrey).
I would use the recognition management style of participatory management. I prefer this style of management because this provides the employees with incentives to improve their productivity and efficiency at the workplace. Sometimes, it is in the best interest of the management to control the level of transparency in the workplace. Too much transparency becomes the cause of undue conflicts and misunderstandings. I believe that a manager should be in charge and control the discipline and work, and reward the ones that deserve according to his/her judgment and criteria. Such a positive attitude fosters trust between the manager and the employees (Raeside 116).
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