Impact of Participative Management style on Motivational levelChapter 1Introduction
A good quality workforce can make or break a corporation. The most essential part of a qualityworkforce is its motivational level. The methodology, approach, techniques and manner of working of a manager play a vital role in determining and enhancing their motivational level.Managers are like leaders who have to guide their organization. While traditional managementstyle can accomplish impressive short-term results, the long term consequences can bedevastating. De-motivated employees may vent their frustrations by performing poorly, quitting,or complaining to upper management. Stanton (1995)Motivation is the key to performance improvement. There is an old saying that you can take ahorse to the water but you cannot force it to drink; it will drink only if it's thirsty – so is with people. They will do what they want to do or otherwise motivated to do either by them or throughexternal stimulus.Participative management has been useful in motivating the employees to work towards realizingorganizational goals. It’s a management’s job to keep their workforce motivated and update inorder to perform successful. If workers can be motivated and given the opportunity to participatein the organizations decision-making, suggestion system and goal setting, their job performanceshould improve. To be effective, managers need to understand what motivates employees withinthe context of the roles they perform. Of all the functions a manager performs, motivatingemployees is arguably the most complex. This is due, in part, to the fact that what motivatesemployee’s changes constantly, David et al (1995)
The ability lead a successful workforce which is competent depends on various factors and onemajor key area is motivation. What are the effects of motivation and how it enhances theworkforce’s productivity?