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  1. Introduction
  2. The roots of HRM
  3. The behavioral science movement
  4. The organization development (OD) movement
  5. Industrial relations
  6. Meaning and definitions of participative management
  7. Overcoming the barriers (Techniques to improve participation)
  8. Origin of the aerospace industry
  9. Values of HAL - Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
  10. Different divisions of HAL
  11. Instrumentation technique
  12. Tools used for testing of hypothesis
  13. Research study
  14. Conclusion

It is the employees who have to take up the challenging assignments and help the company march forward. Thus it is very essential to have good Industrial Relations. Participative Management is one such system that helps in preserving amity and good relations between the management and the workers.

Thus the study was undertaken with the primary aim of identifying the potential offered by the Participative Management system in terms of improved worker-management relations, a welcome approach by workers, a sense of belongingness among the workers, improved commitment and so on. This identification was followed up by a preliminary assessment of the potential in quantitative terms.

The first phase involved identification of factors to be analyzed. These were then investigated from the workers across different departments. The exercise is aimed at knowing two things;

Management view towards Participative Management.
Workers view towards Participative Management.
The detailed explanations for these are discussed in later section. The findings were then used to make general recommendations and suggest possible follow-up measures to consolidate findings.

The functions and the principles of management have been undergoing a sea change since the announcement of economic liberalizations in the country from 1991.Indian industries are waking up to the challenges thrown in market economy. To survive in this highly competitive scenario, managers are being perceived to improve quality, increase productivity, cut-down waste and eliminate inefficiency. The collective efforts of the employer and employee assume relevance in this context and this is where Human Resource Management can play a crucial role.

The HR function has enriched itself, over the years, by including within it a ?development' Dimension and thus moved itself from a ?reactive' and ?maintenance-oriented' function to a ?proactive', ?path breaking', ?development-oriented' function. Today personnel people talk of linkages with corporate planning, HR approach to industrial relations, HR climate and budgets, development-oriented appraisal systems, multiple reward mechanisms, re-engineering work cultures and ethos etc.

[...] The study is confined to Aircraft Research & Design Center a division of Design Complex of HAL Findings of study are based on the assumption that respondents have disclosed correct information Due to the classified nature of the company, it was not possible to probe deep into the study Due to the hectic work schedules of the employees, the survey was limited to 50 workers. PART A AGE PROFILE SL.NO AGE GROUP (Yrs) NO.OF RESPONDENTS PERCENTAGE Inference: The above table gives maturity of age among the respondents to understand the causes of their opinion regarding Participative Management, their role, as well as their approach towards management. [...]

[...] STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: The project work is been concentrated on the study of Participative Management system in a major public sector undertaking, Aircraft Research and Design Center a division of Design Complex of HAL. To analyze whether the present Participative Management system is satisfactory or not, and the level of participation of employees with the present system of committees in the organization. To study and analyze the efforts on the management side, in the form of workers' education, publicity of information, motivating workers to participate, so on and so forth. [...]

[...] It refers to the process of selecting and using a sample statistic to draw inference about a population parameter based on a subset of it, the sample is drawn from the population. Statistical inference treats two different classes of problems: 1. Hypothesis Testing; to test some hypothesis about parent population from which the Sample is drawn Estimation: To use the ?statistics' obtained from the sample as estimate of the unknown ?parameter' of the population from which the sample is drawn. [...]

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