Theory X and Theory Y: Administration vs. Management

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Theory X and Theory Y: Administration vs. Management
Dr. C. Giri, India
From what can be seen in the summary, in my opinion we can make a clear distinction between administration and management.
The way I see it, Theory X indicates characteristics of administration and Theory Y indicates characteristics of management.

Theory X and Theory Y
Gregg, USA
I just read the new edition Art Kleiner's "The Age of Heretics" which provides a very readable history of many of those who led management philosophy development in the 20th century, including Douglas McGregor. My take is that Theory Y assumes people are basically good and should be empowered while Theory X assumes people are not so good and need to be controlled.

Human resource in theory -x and theory -y
Trilok, India
Here we can clearly identify the differenct motives of an individual so according to the work we have to follow the necessary theories with reference to the work.

Theory X Theory Y
Mehwish Kayani, Pakistan
I've come across these terms while working on a final project. According to these theories, while managing we can have two kind of people; one who don't want to work or are working due to some pressure and other highly ambitious and ready for a go. But there exist a third kind of people who are ambitious but their wrong counceling and their own wrong management led them nowhere. Managers in any organization need other tactics to handle this kind.

Theory X Y Z
Babu Vasu, Saudi Arabia
The selection depends upon the nature and behavior of employees. Even in a single group we can use theory X and Y.


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