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Participative Management

Management Digest, September, 1989

In the age of participative management, it's still important to remember that the workplace is hardly a perfect democracy. There are times when decisions must be made without the approval of the bulk of the employees, says Supervisor's Bulletin. In such circumstances, don't ask workers to vote, ask them only to voice their objections. Then strive to overcome those objections so management's plans can gain wide-spread acceptance.