Theory X Will Always Prevail Because it is Innate in Man

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R. Angel, Philippines

Theory X Will Always Prevail Because it is Innate in Man

As long as an individual or group of individuals exists, Theory X will prevail because we cannot uproot the source of unpleasant behavior and attitude, which is innate in man. The challenge is to accept and understand the conditions of every human person here and now.


Hein, Netherlands

Is Theory X Innate?

I disagree with R. Angel. The attitudes and/or behavior of BOTH theory X and Theory Y could be innate to some extent for certain people.
But more importantly, I think we behave in a theory X way in certain circumstances or in certain periods in our live, while in other circumstances or periods we may operate in a Theory Y mode. So rather then only innate, our behavior is controlled by the circumstances and timeframe.

Accountant, Saudi Arabia

Theory Y is a Farce in Practice

I personally do not have much faith that theory Y is real in practice. May be happening in highly professionalised industries. But as we all know human ingenuity is always there.
Theory X (autocratic style) still continues practically behind the screen of theory Y. How many disagree that a top manager in a Theory Y environment would try his best to suppress the sub-ordinate out of his personal dislike, ego etc.

Hassaan Khalid, Pakistan

Theory Y is not a Farce

See in my view thats the whole thing that promotions are related to who's in the limelight. In Japa... Sign up


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