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    Disadvantages of an Overly Consultative Approach

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    An overly consultative approach could, in some cases, inhibit effective decision-making.

    If engaged as a consultant on organizational/HR issues, how would you specifically advice or coach a manager who had such a tendency?

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    Consultative management is defined as a management style that takes employees' feedback into account when making decisions. Therefore, one can infer that consultative managers use a more communicative approach than an authoritarian manager. The resulting effect is that employees feel their input is valuable and that ...

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    This solution addresses the disadvantages of using an overly consultative approach and the ways in which a consultant can assist a manager is not using such an approach.