Band 7 essay sample | Should employees be part of decision making?

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Essay topic

Some people think that managers alone should make decisions in the company, while others think that employees should be involved in the decision-making process too. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Student’s response

Today, in many organizations employees play an important role in decision making. Some people argue that this should be done only by the management, while others argue that employees should be a part of it. I will discuss both points of view and provide my opinion in the conclusion.

To begin with, managers have got wide experience and vast knowledge on different processes. If managers are not given importance of their role and responsibilities, then they would feel neglected. For instance, a manager knows how his/her team members can arrive at the best decision. This will be beneficial to stakeholders and employees. Likewise, many confidential documents are taken into consideration while making a decision, so employees should not be involved.

On the other hand, employees feel motivated and prefer to stay longer if they are a part of the decision making process. One of the reasons is that employees would be affected if a wrong decision is made, so if they are a part of it they can suggest some changes. For example, employees prefer a transparent environment and will have a better bond with their manager if they are allowed to make decisions. If employees are happy, the attrition rate of an organization will be low.

In conclusion, important decision making should be the responsibility of the management. However, if employees are taken into consideration, it will lead to a better work culture and more satisfied employees. Hence, in my opinion workers should be a part of the process along with their managers.


This seems to be a band 6.5 essay.

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