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 situat... Sign up


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... Sign up

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 mo... Sign up

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 f... Sign up

Meera, Trinidad

Cultural Background is Important

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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 EMPO... Sign up

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, organizat... Sign up

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 ma... Sign up

Viswanathan, India

What Causes Theory X or Theory Y

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Samuel Ebeke, Nigeria

Theory X and Y Conditions

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