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What recommendations would you suggest for a large division, current organization structure is autocratic...they want to move to a particpatory style, but a union is present?

"What recommendations would you suggest for a large division, current organization structure is autocratic...they want to move to a particpatory style, but a union is present."

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"What recommendations would you suggest for a large division, current organization structure is autocratic...they want to move to a particpatory style, but a union is present."
Participatory organization is an organization which is built on people's participation rather than contract obligation. Many participatory organizations are better described by the word self-organization.
The first step toward establishing nonhierarchical work is to establish workers' councils this needs to replace the union. Every workplace is governed by a workers' council not union in which each worker has one vote. Smaller councils and not unions are organized for divisions, units, and work teams as circumstances dictate. All issues are ultimately subject to majority rule in the workers' council, but this does not preclude establishing more refined procedures where different degrees of consensus make sense. In fact, forging a workplace decision making structure that allows people to influence decisions in proportion to the degree they are affected would almost always require more refined decision making than simple voting since not all workers are equally affected by all workplace decisions. By leaving decisions that only affect a subgroup of workers to those workers and their councils, by assigning initiative to those most affected by matters, and by weighing voting to reflect differential impacts, democratic workers' councils would fashion their own best approximation to ...

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