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Workers Participation in Management


Posted Date: 18-Nov-2009  Last Updated:   Category: Education    
Author: Member Level: Gold    Points: 10






Participation refers to involvement of individuals or group of individual for common purpose. it will be effective only if there is interaction among individuals or groups.
Workers Participation in management refers to the emotional and mental involvement of an employee to contribute for the goals and share responsibilities of an organization.

Features of Workers participation in management:
a)Emotional and mental involvement
b)Contribute for the goals
c)Share responsibilities of an organization

Objectives of Workers participation in management

Primary objective:
a)industrial harmony
b)sense of commitment
c)sense of belongingness
d)good communication skills
e)handles the resistance

Secondary objectives
a)Economical
b)Social
c)Psychological

Merits of Workers participation in management
a)Increase productivity
b)Increase efficiency of employee.
c)Establish industrial peace
d)Establish industrial democracy
e)Well being of individual
f)Personality development
g)Mutual understanding
h)Social well being
i)Welcome changes
j)Rapid industrialization

Demerits of Workers participation in management
a)Inactive trade union
b)Chances of suspicion
c)Employee may lead a careless life
d)Industrial anarchy

Methods for implementing Workers participation in management

a)Co-partnership/co-ownership
b)Workers committee
c)joint management council
d)suggestions
e)board representation


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Responses to "Workers Participation in Management"
Author: Ramachandran Pattabiraman    29 Sep 2011Member Level: Gold   Points : 1
Good Posting amarish!
Though the system of 'workers participation in management' has been already in vogue practically, many organisations are advised to implement through an enactment. This system,if practised in any organisation,will remove many hurdles arised from the trade unions. My humble view is,though the trade unions are doing best on many phases,there are companies forced to close the organisations due to the trade union activities.



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