ERIC Number: ED314989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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High-Involvement Management. Participative Strategies for Improving Organizational Performance.
Lawler, Edward E., III
Participative approaches to management are discussed, noting how each major participative management approach works, its particular strengths, costs, and savings. Identified as particularly promising is "high-involvement management" which involves employees both financially and psychologically. Guidelines for implementation are provided. A detailed model for integrating participative management approaches to involve people at all levels of an organization is offered. The 12 chapters are divided into three sections which cover: (1) the promise of participative management (changing approaches to management, why participative approaches meet today's needs, and participation and organizational effectiveness); (2) participative programs: what works and does not work (quality circles, employee survey feedback, job enrichment, work teams, union-management quality-of-work-life programs, gainsharing, and new-design plants); and (3) high-involvement management: creating an effective approach to participation (how high-involvement management works and managing the change to a high-involvement organization). Contains approximately 100 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Organization, Employer Employee Relationship, Higher Education, Labor Economics, Organizational Development, Participation, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation, Quality of Working Life
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($25.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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