This book describes an approach to participatory management and leadership that has proven effective for organizations in U.S. and other western countries where people won’t permit teambuilding to develop to the exclusion of individuality. The groundbreaking core of the book shows how this participatory management strategy, Person-Centered Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations, can be incorporated with great success into high stress nonprofit organizations. The book describes the leadership philosophy and day-to-day operations of an award-winning social service organization that targets youth and their families while successfully using person-centered strategies as the management model.
Chapter 2: Possibilities in Participatory Management
Possibilities in Participatory Management
Participatory Management and Burnout
One of us recently talked with a woman named Beth, a middle manager in a New England firm that has had person-centered leadership in place for so long now that many associates pretty much take this system for granted. In an arrangement brokered by senior executives, she had been loaned to a client organization for a few months because of some specific skills that were needed in that location. She said that the client company's product line fascinated her, but she found the entire 10-week experience mostly distasteful. While the company has a fairly good reputation as an employer that pays good wages, gives great benefits, and promotes good people quickly, the company is structured ...