FIVE

Practice Participative Management

Participative management is a powerful tool for building involvement, commitment, loyalty, and ownership of the task. Employees’ commitment to quality work will be in direct proportion to their involvement in setting goals and standards in the first place.

Socrates once said, “We only learn something by dialoguing about it.” There is a direct one-to-one relationship between discussion and motivation. If you want your people to be motivated to do excellent work, and to enjoy high levels of self-esteem and self-confidence, they need an opportunity to discuss what they are doing with their boss on a regular basis.

For participative management to work its magic, there has to be a genuine commitment on the part ...

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