Not everyone is in favor of inclusion when it comes to decision making. Some people just want to be told what to do because they are looking to you, as the manager, for guidance and they expect you, as the president of the company, to know what is best. It is more of a parental relationship. If the parents look lost or ask the children what to do, there is confusion and uncertainty. A good manager has to understand these and other cultural nuances, and make the necessary adjustments in his or her management style.
Source: Harvard Business School (HBS) Working Knowledge
Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior