By Major Carl “Skin” Forsling, USMC
In the 1960s, Douglas McGregor of MIT identified the Theory X and Theory Y of management. Theory X posited that management assumes employees are inherently lazy and intentionally avoid work. Theory X managers believe that employees require threats and coercion to align their efforts with the company’s goals.
Theory Y managers believe that workers want to do well at work. They believe that if the conditions are right, workers will be self-motivated and exercise self-control, that job satisfaction is a key to motivation.
Guess which theory is easier to implement?Read More