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DUE DATE: 14 MAY, 2013
Topic: Participative Management
Learning Objectives
The prime objective of this assignment is to know the understanding of the student that
how different organizations adopt different management style.
In the table given under there are four types of organization which have different
structures, working environment and decision making procedures. In the given table you
are required to find out the type of management practiced in these organizations. For the
detail understanding you are required to go through the video lectures from 1 to 14.
The answer should be from the given choices of management type; the benevolent
authoritative system, Exploitative Authoritative system; Participative group system,
Consultative system and the authoritative participative system. Each answer carries equal
Structure Working environment Decision-making
Consultancy and
Every individual in the
team is motivated to
suggest solution to the
higher management.
Employees are
satisfied and
turnover is very low.
Majority of the
decisions taken
are outcomes of
Customer services The managers have
type X supervision
Self motivation
and self discipline
is expected from
the employees.
Narrow span of
Control with
expectations of
meeting all
Product design and
Self- directed cross- functional teams or
work groups
The employees feel
ownership and show
loyalty to the
Work bidirectional
Mass production The SOPs are
already defined and
the employees need
to completely follow
Rewards and
punishments are
for good and poor
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Tariq bhai mery khial men 1st men"Consultative system" 2nd men "benevolent
authoritative system" 3rd men "Participative group system" 4th men "Exploitative Authoritative system" aye ga. can i right?

Participative group system?Exploitative Authoritative system ki defination ka hai 

nhai mugy ye assignment samage nai a rahi 

mjh b ni samgh aa rai  

just table ko fill karna hay

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Exploitive authoritative system (1)

In this type of management system the job of employees/subordinates is to abide by the decisions made by managers and those with a higher status than them in the organisation. The subordinates do not participate in the decision making. The organisation is concerned simply about completing the work. The organisation will use fear and threats to make sure employees complete the work set. There is no teamwork involved.

Benevolent authoritative system (2)

Just as in an exploitive authoritative system, decisions are made by those at the top of the organisation and management. However employees are motivated through rewards (for their contribution) rather than fear and threats. Information may flow from subordinates to managers but it is restricted to “what management want to hear”.

Consultative system (3)

In this type of management system, subordinates are motivated by rewards and a degree of involvement in the decision making process. Management will constructively use their subordinates ideas and opinions. However involvement is incomplete and major decisions are still made by senior management. There is a greater flow of information (than in a benevolent authoritative system) from subordinates to management. Although the information from subordinate to manager is incomplete and euphemistic.

Participative (group) system (4)

Management have complete confidence in their subordinates/employees. There is lots of communication and subordinates are fully involved in the decision making process. Subordinates comfortably express opinions and there is lots of teamwork. Teams are linked together by people, who are members of more than one team. Likert calls people in more than one group “linking pins”. Employees throughout the organisation feel responsible for achieving the organisation’s objectives. This responsibility is motivational especially as subordinates are offered economic rewards for achieving organisational goals which they have participated in setting.

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