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Making the Team: A Guide for Managers by Leigh L. Thompson

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Strategies for Encouraging Participative Management

Once management has considered the potential benefits of a more employee-empowering leadership style, management must determine how to best implement this new structure. In the following paragraphs, we provide several strategies to make a smooth transition from a bureaucratic to a commitment organization. Empowerment, participative management, and self-managing teams are popular buzzwords. However, they don't happen overnight—even when upper management has made a public commitment to creating an empowered workforce. Many companies that want to become more participatory in their management styles don't know how to begin. What are some down-to-earth, concrete steps for moving power downward in ...

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