McGregor's XY Model is not a Model For Action

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McGregor's XY Model is not a Model For Action
Howie, Management Consultant, Australia, Member
The real Theory Z is that people don't understand that this XY model is not a model for action. It has been developed to analyze and provide a rationale for why there is conflict in organisations and to oversimplify the problems, not as a basis for planning and action.
To use it as a model for action is a mistake.
The other element of Theory Z is that workers and unions believe that all management operate and believe in theory X. Unionists tend to espouse Theory Y but practice Theory X anyway, while accusing others of the same behaviour. McGregor is pointing out that while people hold different world views (different theories) they will tend to see the confirming evidence from whatever data they are using (Confirmation Bias)....Sign up

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Guillermo Iturriaga, Consultant, Member
People at work need and want open communication. We should avoid forcing employees to refer to you as "Mr. Smith"; better results come to reinforce co...Sign up

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Jolanta Sz, Professor, Poland, Member
@Guillermo Iturriaga: I can not agree with you that shortening the distance between the manager and employee by perm...Sign up

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