Participatory management and instructors’ performance in medical training institutions in Mukono district
The study aimed at exploring the effects of participatory management on instructor performance in Medical Training Institutions in Mukono District. The study objectives included; to examine the impact of participatory management on instructor attitude towards their managers in Medical training Institutions in Mukono District, to establish the extent to which Institutional top Management involve their tutors in institutional management in Medical Training Institutions, and to establish how participatory management affects teacher performance in Medical Training Institutions. The study employed a cross-sectional research design alongside qualitative and quantitative approaches. The study population included Chairpersons Board of Directors, Principals, Other Institutional administrators and Instructors totaling to 58 respondents. Data was collected through questionnaires and interviews. For objective one; the study findings revealed that the majority of the respondents strongly agreed with the statement that they liked it when they were given an office of responsibility by their leaders, the majority of the respondents also strongly agreed that they felt so proud when they were called to decision making meetings by their leaders. For objective two; the majority of the respondents strongly agreed that their roles were clarified by the Principal in the job description, furthermore, the majority of the respondents agreed that they were contented with the rate of participatory management in their institutions. For objective three; the majority of the respondents agreed that they were discouraged from giving extra time to their students because the principal imposed some decisions on them, and the that majority of the respondents agreed that they continued to do their work even when their salaries were delayed because they trusted in the institution leaders that they could not fail to pay. It is concluded that participatory management has a significant influence on the instructor performance in Medical Training Institutions in Mukono District. The study recommends that principles should consults instructors before making final decisions on issues regarding their wellbeing and the institution’s prosperity.