How relevant are douglas mcgregor's theories today by terry goodwin in similar fashion to maslow's structure of lower and higher needs, mcgregor identifies two types of manager and uses theory x for the former and theory y for the latter theory x from douglas mcgregor's essay, new concepts of management. Individuals who desire security the management implications for theory x workers were that, to achieve organisational objectives, a business would need to impose a management system of coercion, control and punishment theory y workers were characterised by mcgregor as: - consider effort at work as just like rest or. Management introduction to management technology bmrt 11009 - section 300 kent state university amy hissom 10/26/2009 douglas mcgregor: theory x and theory y predict success in adapting to what may be dramatically new environments (personal challenges for global managers, 2009. New york: mcgraw-hill, 1960 cation of douglas mcgregor, revisited: manag- ing the human side of the enterprise, by gary douglas mcgregor, revisited: in mcgregor's work management recognizing the new union reality, as he sought to amend theory y and render it and his concept of the integration of interests in. Theory x and theory y was an idea devised by douglas mcgregor (see article) in his 1960 book “the human side of enterprise” it encapsulated a fundamental distinction between management styles and has formed the basis for much subsequent writing on the subject theory x is an authoritarian style. Full-text (pdf) | douglas mcgregor's landmark book, the human side of enterprise, changed the path of management thinking and practice by questioning fundamental assumptions about human behavior in organizations although nearly 50 years have passed since mcgregor's initial formulation of theory x.
Douglas macgregor defined theory x and theory y, which are differing assumptions about human behavior in the workplace theory x and theory y were developed to better understand the concept of management as it relates to human/employee motivation http://wwwnetmbacom/mgmt/ob/motivation/ mcgregor. Douglas mcgregor (1906 - 1964) is one of the forefathers of management theory and one of the top business thinkers of all time he was a mcgregor developed a philosophical view of humankind with his theory x and theory y in 1960 from douglas mcgregor's essay, new concepts of management. Research is to review and synthesizing concepts and ideas from related sources relying on literature reviews to argue that there is a relationship between theory x, theory y management style with fulfillment of psychological contract 20 literature review theory x and theory y was an idea devised by douglas mcgregor. Leadership and motivation: essays of douglas mcgregor [douglas mcgregor, warren g bennis, edgar h schein, caroline mcgregor] on amazoncom combined with the professional manager  and the human side of enterprise , the originator of theory x and theory y concept continues his upward.
Introduction managing is one of the most important human activities from the time human beings began forming social organizations to accomplish aims and objectives they could not accomplish as individuals, managing has been essential to ensure the coordination of individual efforts as society. But that isn't what happened instead mcgregor was interpreted as advocating theory y as a new and superior ethic - a set of moral values that ought to replace the values managers usually accept the human side of enterprise was voted the fourth most influential management book of the 20th century in a poll of the. It was douglas mcgregor who stressed that the workers were capable of exhibiting many talents with the proper motivation and the opportunity to contribute he gathered the theory x and theory y concept in which x portrayed workers as needing to be controlled and lazy theory y is of the thought that regarded workers.
Douglas mcgregor xy theory article and examples, theory z, william ouchi, plus more free materials for personal and organizational development, training, management, team-building and motivation. Philosophical analysis of the discourse of institutional democracy in education: an essay with draws upon the work of famed management theorist douglas mcgregor the use of the methods of ape on b othanel smith, logical aspects of educational measurement (new york: columbia university press, 1938) and.
Theory z is a name for various theories of human motivation built on douglas mcgregor's theory x and theory y theories x, y and various versions of z have been used in human resource management, organizational behavior, organizational communication and organizational development mcgregor's theory x states.