Participatory Management Styles Attainment of Objectives: the Case of Trade, Industry and Transport Bureaw Awassa
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Generally the objective of this research paper is to introduce participatory management styles in to the Trade, Industry, & Transport Bureau (TIT) of the South Nations, Nationalities & Peoples' state at Awassa. Specifically, this objective can be improving job satisfaction in order to reduce employee turn-over & absenteeism; empowering employees so as to make them capable of working with the minimum possible help form their respective supervisors; instilling the idea of 'esprit de corp' in order that employees & mangers may develop the culture of working together in solving problems & looking for opportunities; fostering transparency & accountability between the management & subordinates by adopting sound communication in the organization. To get the appropriate data form the target population, questionnaires & interviews had been used. As this study is geared towards a single organization, ca~ study on Trade, Industry, & Transport Bureau (TIT), all of the population having a total number of 70, have been communicated either through questionnaires or interviews. Hence, the approach used in this case study is, a census approach which is more accurate & reliable than the sampling technique. The result part of the study showed that about 34% of the existing management style is semi autocratic, nearly 56% of the employees do not participate in planning & developing goals due to the dominance of the management in planning & developing goals, 46% do not have good attitude (affection) to their department due to lack of motivation & routine activities, 49% have not ever tried better ways of doing their job owing to lack of self preparedness, 48% showed management-subordinate relationship which is not good & hence needs further improvement, 79% support the participatory aspects of management, & 44% indicated that conflicts stem from job overlapping.