Volume : 8, Issue : 1, JAN 2022




The Paper deals with importance of participative management in modern organizations. Participation as a social system is a complex and dynamic product of human behavior. In spite of definite limitations, it has great potential in addressing many issues confronting organizations. Regardless of whether it is intentionally and rationally created or whether it emerges as consequence of many and sometimes fortuitous factors, participation serves a variety of values and goals and takes on different structural and operational properties in various configurations resulting in a variety of desirable results. However, much depends on the prevalent culture in an organization. The study in question attempts to dig out theoretical underpinnings of participative management and its relevance for contemporary organizations by critically reviewing the existing literature.



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