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ERIC Number: ED455922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 85
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-9621894-3-X
Circle of Influence: Implementing Shared Decision Making and Participative Management. The Director's Toolbox: A Management Series for Early Childhood Administrators.
Bloom, Paula Jorde
Based on the view that participative management is essential for high-quality child care program functioning, this book for child care administrators presents participative management as a philosophy and as a set of behaviors defining interactions with people. The book provides opportunities to explore management techniques involving others in critical decisions affecting their job satisfaction and professional fulfillment. The chapters are: (1) "Introduction," including exercises to assess one's own situation related to decision making; (2) "What Is Participative Management and Why Is It Important?" (3) "The First Step: Looking Within"; (4) "A Framework for Shared Decision Making"; (5) "The Decision-Making Process"; (6) "Participative Management: Getting Started"; (7) "Case Studies: Collaboration in Action"; (8) "Strategies That Encourage Participation"; (9) "Avoiding the Pitfalls of Collaboration"; and (10) "A Final Word," delineating the positives and negatives of participative management and the importance of distinguishing collaboration from congeniality. Three appendices contain a questionnaire on decision-making influence and a scoring key, and a blueprint for decision-making for a child development center. (Contains 28 sources for further reading.) (KB)
New Horizons Educational Consultants and Learning Resources, P.O. Box 863, Lake Forest, IL 60045-0863 ($14.95). Tel: 847-295-8131; Fax: 847-295-2968.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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