Participation and Empowerment in Organizations

Team Performance Management

ISSN: 1352-7592

Article publication date: 1 February 2000



Sagie, A. and Koslowsky, M. (2000), "Participation and Empowerment in Organizations", Team Performance Management, Vol. 6 No. 1/2, pp. 37-38.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

Managers have always sought effective ways for managing their human resources in a way that enables them to improve performance and employee satisfaction. One of the more appealing approaches for achieving this objective is employee participation in organisational decision making. How effective is this approach? When does it work and when should alternatives be considered?

Participation and Empowerment in Organizations integrates the various facts, theories and applications concerning participation and empowerment in organisational settings. Through the extensive use of graphs and tables, the book traces the origins of worker participation in management and decision making, examines the repertoire of empowerment and participatory techniques as applied throughout the world, and assesses, by means of empirical evidence, which techniques work best. Participation and empowerment are discussed in relationship to other current issues in management and organisational research including leadership, goal setting, problem solving, and cultural differences that may need to be considered in a global economic environment.

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