Share
Explore BrainMass

Command Style Management and Participatory Style Management

What is the difference between "command style" management practices of the past and "participatory style" management practices of the present?

What must be present for participative management to be successful?

Solution Preview

The command or autocratic management style is the belief that in most cases the worker cannot make a contribution to their own work, and that even if they could, they wouldn't. Autocratic managers attempt to control work to the maximum extent possible. A major threat to control is complexity; complex jobs are more difficult to learn and work

. . .
Procedures are maintained in exquisite detail and enforced by frequent audits. For example, a manager may need to use a more autocratic style of management with a new employee, whereas with an employee who has been with the business for some time, a more consultative approach or laissez-faire style of management may be more appropriate.

source: ...

Solution Summary

What is the difference between "command style" management practices of the past and "participatory style" management practices of the present?

$2.19