EMPLOYEES’ PARTICIPATION IN MANAGEMENT
Employee participation involves management actively encouraging staff to assist in running and improving business processes and operations. Also known as employee involvement, employee participation includes management recognizing individual employees’ opinions and input, so that employees understand that management views them as unique and individually valuable to running the business.
When decision making authority is given to skilled employees, problems are resolved more quickly because employee can act fast and are not required to seek permission for each decision they make. The end result is a more productive and efficient workplace.
However, management does not completely relinquish decision-making authority in such an arrangement for employee participation in an empowered organization.