Management decision making

  • Trevor Owen
Part of the International series on the quality of working life book series (IQWL, volume 7)


In today’s world, in which power is no longer concentrated at the top of an organisation but spread throughout it, the traditional concept that the manager should be entitled to make all the decisions which are needed about the way in which the group works — and indeed that it is his responsibility to make all such decisions — clearly is not valid. If he does so he is unwisely protecting the group from access to data about the environment which they need if they are to work properly and is therefore having to waste his energies in having to stimulate and propel an inert or resistant group in the direction he wants, instead of finding ways of freeing the energies within the group for this purpose.


Management Energy Personnel Director Performance Appraisal Industrial Field Senior Executive 
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