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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).


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