My Bottom Up Approach Definition
R. Mallory Starr, Management Consultant, United States, Member
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 dialogue at lower levels of an organization and if the initiative is seen as important the lower level will introduce the initiative upward. Part of the approach is to get a core group invested in an initiative-- then it can go bottom up.
In addition in management auditing -- those who know most often are the lower level front line workers-- the information they give is very valuable.
Bottom up is reference to entry point -- such points can also be top down or middle up.