par·​tic·​i·​pa·​tive pär-ˈti-sə-pə-tiv How to pronounce participative (audio)
: relating to or involving participation
especially : of, relating to, or being a style of management in which subordinates participate in decision making

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Communication is a major component to participative leadership. Dee Brown, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023 The series is made of a visual exchange that occurred between Sarah and Anthony following the usual practice of the artist, who is familiar with participative projects aimed at giving voice to under or misrepresented communities. Rica Cerbarano, Vogue, 15 Feb. 2023 The idea was to give deliver a much more exciting and participative experience to the fans. Alpine Contributor, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 Change crowdsourcing is about participative change. Albana Vrioni, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 To truly exploit the potential of crowdsourcing in undertaking meaningful societal and organizational change, participative leadership is on call. Albana Vrioni, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 Pope Francis has initiated a renewal of the life of the church that centers on synodality, which means the church is inclusive and participative. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Aug. 2022 On the other hand, a participative and delegative leadership style allows for an atmosphere where the employees feel creative, innovative and contribute to the team's growth. Thomas "ai Nerd" Helfrich, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 Transformational leaders, like participative leaders, work to inspire their team by engaging in the critical thinking skills of their staff and take it one step further by seeking to satisfy the needs of their workers. Kara Dennison, Forbes, 27 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of participative was in 1951

Dictionary Entries Near participative

Cite this Entry

“Participative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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