Decision Making in non Profit Organisations
Thabo Johnson, Business Consultant, South Africa
Vroom and Yetton and later Vroom and Jago developed the Normative Decision Making Model which identifies variable levels of follower participation. The model may be suited to Non Profit Organization's in developed countries countries where decision making styles are suited to different situational characteristics to realize decision effectiveness in non profit organization's.
This position is impacted on by cultural values such as Ubuntu in South Africa which posits that "you are because I am". This notion makes it taboo for a leader in NPO sector to even consider making unilateral decisions because they are viewed as community organizations.
Failure to adhere to these practices actually supersedes the dimensions of effective decision making identified by the Normative Decision Making model of Vroom and Jago.
This raises questions on whether contemporary business models are actually effective for application in the NPO sector without some tweaking and adaptation.