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Worker’S Participation In Management


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Worker’S Participation In Management

  2. 2. Meaning of WPM WPM is a system of communication and consultation, either formal or informal, by which employees of an organization are kept informed about the affairs of an undertaking and through which they express their opinion and contribute to mgt decisions.
  3. 3. Objectives of WPM <ul><li>Increasing productivity for the general benefit of the enterprise, the employees and the community; </li></ul><ul><li>Giving employees a better understanding of their role in the working of the industry & of the production process; and </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfying the worker’s urge for self-expression, thus leading to industrial peace, better relations and increased co-operation. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Forms of WPM <ul><li>Informative & associative participation </li></ul><ul><li>Consultative participation </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative participation </li></ul><ul><li>Decision participation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Participative forums in India <ul><li>Works committees; </li></ul><ul><li>Joint mgt. Councils; </li></ul><ul><li>Joint councils; </li></ul><ul><li>Unit councils; </li></ul><ul><li>Plant councils; </li></ul><ul><li>Shop councils; </li></ul><ul><li>Workers’ representative on the board of mgt; and </li></ul><ul><li>Workers’ participation in share capital. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conditions necessary for effective working of the scheme <ul><li>Congenial work environment </li></ul><ul><li>Well defined roles </li></ul><ul><li>Faith in the efficacy of the scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Wide publicity </li></ul><ul><li>Should be evolutionary </li></ul><ul><li>Free flow of information throughout the enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Should be based on mutual trust </li></ul><ul><li>Decisions taken by different participatory forums must be sincerely carried out in the stipulated time </li></ul>
  7. 7. Reasons for failure of WPM <ul><li>Ideological differences between the employer and the employees regarding the degree of participation. </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to imbibe the spirit of participation by the parties </li></ul><ul><li>Multiplicity of participative forums </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of strong trade unionism </li></ul><ul><li>Unhappy IR </li></ul><ul><li>Illiteracy of workers </li></ul><ul><li>Non co-operative attitude of the working class </li></ul><ul><li>Delays in the implementation of the decisions of the participative bodies </li></ul>
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