What Determines Theory X or Theory Y

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Oshun, Grace Okaima
Lecturer, Nigeria

What Determines Theory X or Theory Y

In 9 out of 10 cases, the employer or leader determines the way workers behave. Workers who are treated as though they were incapable of responsibility are likely to become irresponsible even if they did not enter the organisation with such traits. Employees should be treated with a measure of respect and given good leadership.

  Peter A Hunter, England
 

Theory X or Theory Y is Determined by Management

Grace is absolutely spot on. Workers want to do a good job, they want to be proud of what they do. They are prevented from doing a good job by the behaviour of their managers.
Their managers deny them the resources they need, they set wild unachievable targets, they never listen to the workforce and the only time they ever speak to them is to tell them that they are not achieving their targets.
This is the behaviour that prevents the workforce from performing, this is the behaviour of a theory X managers.
But the manager is part of the workforce and he wants to do a good job too. If he understood how much more effective he could be if he abandonned his theory X behaviour then he would.
It is a responsibility to show managers how much more effective they could be and we should all be doing it.

  R Sreenivasan
Teacher, India
 

Job Requirements Influences X or Y

Theory X and Y are dependent on the job requirements also. One can't be participative on all situations / jobs. The val...

  SALAMI EZEKIEL
Nigeria
 

Contingency Management Principle in Theory X or Y

Theory Y and theory X metamorphose into the Contingency Theory. There is no particular best style of management, but the...

  OLUWOLE SUNDAY
Business Consultant, Nigeria
 

Relevancy of Theories X and Y is Situational

I agree that each of the theories is relevant. The thing is that the situation will determine the most appropriate one. ...

  Charu, India
 

Influence of Culture on Theory X & Y

I think application of Theory X and y also depends on the cultural backround of the enterprise. In fact, they are two en...

  Meera, Trinidad
 

Cultural Background is Important

I agree with Charu, one needs to take the cultural background of the organization into consideration. In some enterprise...

  Madhavi Mauskar, India
 

The Role of Empowerment in Theory Y

We will always have X & Y type of people. What can make an X turn into an Y and vice a versa is EMPOWERMENT. If I can em...

  Dwalo, Kenya
 

Theory X or Y is Caused Holistically

What causes somebodies orientation to either theory X or Y is the sum of management style, organization structure and to...

  Nsununguli Mbongolwane, Zimbabwe
 

Perceptions about X and Y Behaviour change

Employee behaviour is fluid across the X and Y positions. As the organisation culture changes and management changes so ...

  Viswanathan, India
 

What Causes Theory X or Theory Y

It is known that the whole world is made up of people who fall either in category X or Y theory. Empowering will not alw...

  Samuel Ebeke, Nigeria
 

Theory X and Y Conditions

Both theories are functional or dysfunctional depending on the application in managing the diverse and uncertain human c...

 

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