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Bottom-up Approach is a democratic and consultative style of Decision-Making, Organizational Change and Leadership, in which employee participation is promoted at all levels the organization. This approach to leadership is associated with Flat Organization Structures.


Advantages of the bottom-up approach include:

  • Participation of employees (this is likely to influence the implementation of the plans in a positive way).

  • Motivation of employees.
  • Empowerment of Employees - Encourages creativity at lower levels
  • Ownership of employees (even if things initially don't work as expected, there is no blaming or pointing of fingers, but instead there is a willingness to be creative and get it right this time).

  • Does not require a lot of knowledge at the top level.

  • Leverages specialized knowledge which is present in the lower echelons of the organization.

Disadvantages of the bottom-up approach include:

  • Complexity (making a decision with just a few people is more simple).

  • Time-consuming (making a decision with just a few people will typically be faster).




Bottom-up Approach Forum (14 topics) Help
  Poor Management at Work...
Restriction on personal mobile phone use, punctual arrival at the work place and also following strict rules of the company I work are imposed as a means to increase productivity.
Please members, help me to see the future of the company I am wor...
     
  Why are we not Stimulating Employee Creativity and Innovation?
We seem to agree more or less what what needs doing to stimulating employee creativity and innovation...
So then, why aren't companies doing these things? Is it such hard work to listen to the employees?...
     
  63 Ways to Stimulate Employee Creativity and Innovativeness
Apart from a #0. Bottom-up approach,
I. In what other ways can an organization stimulate creativity and innovation in its employees?
II. What conditions and strategies are needed to support these approaches?
Thanks for your idea...
     
  Is a Bottom-up Approach a Theory Y Approach?
Theory X and Theory Y are 1960's theories of human motivation created and developed by Douglas McGregor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. They describe two very different attitudes toward workforce ...
     
  Bottom Up Approach is a Product of the Holistic Concept of Management
A holistic approach to management would of necessity incorporate the lowest rungs of the workforce in the management process. This would be because effective management denotes unity, i.e. shared values and shared responsibilities. That being so, the...
     
  We should not AIways Involve Everybody
I have experienced bottom-up approach in numerous cases and with good results in most cases. It is clear that this approach is not advised for all decisions. It is very important to distinguish the appropriate cases. For example it can not be done fo...
     
  Suggest it to the President Forum
Japanese company Mazda had what they called the "Suggest it to the presidents forum" where employees, especially on the bottom level, are encouraged to suggest new working methods to their president. This allowed them to quietly undertake a lot of co...
     
  How the Bottom-up Approach Can Be Abused
No illusion may be given to employees as a strategy to hide what is in reality autocratic management....
     
  Bottom Up Approach is Time Consuming
Time consuming? Yes, probably. So what.
We should invest far more time in talking for a more human society. Not just talking as such but listening to each others arguments, not in order to convince, but to finally agree and decide which next ste...
     
  Determine Organizational Structure First
The bottom-up approach in my view, should be considered only after determining whether the structure within which it must be implemented, into a classification called "stars". The company is in a start-up phase, sustainability, revitalization, turnar...
     
  Change Driven by Personal Agendas
Organizational / cultural change is often driven by personal agendas - but these can be hampered by wily (Ed: ~shrewd, sneaky) others' personal agendas. Both of these personal agendas are invisible to the process. One could argue it can turn into a <...
     
  Quinn and Bottom-up Change
Quinn in his 1996 book "Deep Change: Discovering the Le...
     
  My Bottom Up Approach Definition
My definition of the bottom up approach may not be a standard one - but it is how I use it...
The issue in initiating a new program or implementation of a new change is to get it accepted.
Instead of going top down starting a dialogu...
     
  Bottom-up Approach in Projects
How do you apply the bottom-up approach in any project? Thanks......
     



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