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  • Leadership Style : Douglas Mcgregor 's Theory X

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    autocratic leadership in terms of the four key characteristics of the theory and the way autocratic leadership can manifest, it’s auspicious to consider the theoretical basis of the leadership style: Douglas McGregor’s Theory X. Theory X Autocratic leadership style closely rests on the assumptions made in Douglas McGregor’s Theory X. The theory explains why people behave the way they do and if they are acting in a particular way, what kind of leadership style would be beneficial for them The social psychologist

  • Douglas Mcgregor

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    Biographical Sketch of Douglas McGregor Douglas McGregor (1906 – 1964) is one of the forefathers of contemporary management thinking. A social psychologist, he is most notably known for his Theory X and Theory Y from his 1960 book, The Human Side of Enterprise, which had a profound influence on the management field. A B.E. Mechanical from Rangoon Institute of Technology, he then earned an A.B. from Wayne State University, and went on to study Psychology at Harvard University. Armed with

  • Douglas Mcgregor Essay

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    Organizational Behavior 1 June 2010 Douglas McGregor: The Father of Theory X; Theory Y Douglas McGregor is one of the founding fathers of organizational behavior management thinking. As a social psychologist, McGregor is most known for his Theory X and Theory Y from his 1960 book The Human Side of Enterprise, which revolutionized the view on how management should run the workplace. After earning an A B.E. Mechanical from Rangoon Institute of Technology, McGregor went on to earn an A.B. from Wayne

  • douglas and mcgregors theories

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    Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory Maslow, Abraham. 1908-1970. American psychologist and a founder of humanistic psychology who developed a hierarchical model of human motivation, in which a higher need, ultimately that for self-actualisation, is expressed only after lower needs are fulfilled. Self-actualisation needs Self-actualization is the fulfilment of the person’s dreams and aspirations. “Even if all these needs are satisfied, we may still often (if not always) expect that a new discontent

  • Douglas McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y Essay

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    Douglas McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y Biography of Douglas McGregor Douglas McGregor was born on 1906 in Detroit, America. In 1895, it was here that his grandfather, Thomas McGregor started his business and given its name as, McGregor Institute. The business provides assistance to Great Lakes sailors and other transient labour. The Institute provided shelter, warmth and food to approximately 100 men every year. When Thomas McGregor passed away, his son Murray McGregor (Douglas’s father)

  • Employee Motivation Is A Feedback Loop Between External And Internal Activities

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    resources, by directing and controlling employee behavior (McGregor, 2000, p.2). • Humans by nature lack the ability to motivate themselves in the absence of the manager’s pressure and leadership (McGregor, 2000, p.2). • Without the intervention of management employee will only do the bare minimum required of them (McGregor, 2000, p. 2). • Employees are lacking of “ambition”, disliking of “responsibility” and prefer “to be led” (McGregor, 2000, p.2). • Employees will not willingly engage in activities

  • The Theory X And Theory Y Essay

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    organization is a key element in encouraging and ensuring that employees to produce desired results. Some employees usually take great pride in their work and obtain satisfaction from performing their duties well. Such employees are innately motivated (Douglas McGregor: Theory X and Theory Y, 2015). Other employees are never proud of their work. They simply work because they believe that they cannot survive without their jobs. Such employees are externally motivated (they require an outside force to compel

  • Theory X And Theory Of The Open System View

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    arrange with the political, economic and cultural forces of their time. This paper critically evaluates the theory established by McGregor i.e. Theory X and Theory Y and also theory of The Open System View. The paper will initially introduce to the theory. This will be followed by their contributions and limitations in managing employees today. According to Douglas, human behavior is motivated by the style

  • The Human Side Of Enterprise

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    Introduction In Douglas McGregor’s The Human Side of Enterprise (2006) brings attention to the managerial assumption of human behaviors. McGregor explains that there are two groups that the manager’s assumption falls under and they are Theory X or Theory Y. Theses theories were developed in the 1960’s at MIT Sloan School of management. Both theories describe a dissimilar organizational motivation. In the book, McGregor explains that managers who use the Theory X style assume that their employees

  • The Human Relations Movement?

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    The Human Relations Movement When you hear human relations movement what do you think of? Do you know what the human relations movement is? To answer these questions first you need to understand which time period this movement came out of. Take a guess. To give you a hint this was the time of booming industrialization. Most men, women, and even children spent from before dawn to after dusk working in factories for minimal pay. If you guessed the 1920’s-30’s you would have been right. The human relations