Is a Bottom-up Approach a Theory Y Approach?

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Is a Bottom-up Approach a Theory Y Approach?
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
Theory X and Theory Y are 1960's theories of human motivation created and developed by Douglas McGregor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. They describe two very different attitudes toward workforce motivation. McGregor felt companies followed either one or the other approach.
- In Theory X, which has been proven counter-effective in most modern practice, management assumes employees are inherently lazy and will avoid work if they can and that they inherently dislike work.
- In Theory Y, management assumes employees may be ambitious and self-motivated and exercise self-control.
It is believed the talents of employees are under utilized in most organizations. Is Theory Y comparable to a bottom-up approach?...Sign up

Theory Y may Lead to a Bottom up Approach
Andrea Kelly
Theory Y is not the same as the bottom up approach. Theory Y is one view of management of their employees. However, this view of the managers m...Sign up

Theory X or Theory y versus Bottom-up Perspective
Earl G. Rowe, Project Manager, Jamaica, Member
According to Douglas McGregor, Theory Y employees are self-motivating. However, if Theory Y employees are not supported by management, they will becom...Sign up

Theory X and Bottom Up
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
@Earl G. Rowe: Indeed the self fulfilling prophecy you are describing is realistic: an authoritarian (Theory X) mana...Sign up

Bottom Up Change Has a Better Chance with a Theory Y Mindset
Brett E Holdeman, Student (University), United States, SIG Leader
This is actually a good idea! Utilizing self-motivated individuals who aren't afraid to assume self-control channeling these traits into change driven...Sign up

Theory y and Bottom-Up Go Hand-in-hand
Brett E Holdeman, Student (University), United States, SIG Leader
McGregor felt Theory X employees were lazy and only out for themselves and what they could gain from the company due to their innate selfishness.
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