Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Theory X and Theory Y in the Work Place.
Theory X and Theory Y in the Work Place.What do you think motivates your people to come to work each morning? Do you believe that they get great satisfaction Add to My Personal Learning Plan from their work and take pride in doing the best possible job? Or do you think that they see it as a burden, and simply work for the money? These assumptions about your team members can have a significant influence on how you manage them. In the 1960s, social psychologist Douglas McGregor developed two contrasting theories that explained how managers' beliefs about what motivates their people can affect their management style. He labelled these Theory X and Theory Y. These theories continue to be important even today. This article will explore McGregor's theory further, and we'll look at how it applies in the workplace. Theory X and Theory Y were first explained by McGregor in his book, 'The Human Side of Enterprise,' and they refer to two styles of management – authoritarian (Theory X) and participative (Theory Y). read