Problem

Lack of worker participation in business decision-making

Other Names:
Lack of participation in management
Nature:
Although psychologists have advised against it, owners and managers of enterprises and bureaucrats in government have continued to restrict workers' participation in decisions that affect them directly. The typical result is demotivation or alienation of the worker, decreased productivity and increased costs.
Incidence:
A number of recent decentralization programmes to distribute decision making downwards have been made in Socialist countries, particularly in the agricultural sectors. However, decisions require both information and the skill to use it, and the educational infrastructures have proven too weak to support the initial reforms.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
08.02.1997 – 00:00 CET