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    McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y as it relates to work

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    As you read about Douglas McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y in the background materials, you might have wondered how it applies to your own organization. Now is your chance to find out!.

    Take the following free survey offered by businessballs.com: http://www.businessballs.com/mcgregorxytheorytest.pdf

    And total both scores - the management/situation score, and the personal preference score.
    Then answer the following question in an essay of two or three pages and hand it in by the end of this module.
    In answering the questions, please make sure to use analysis, or to apply the XY Theories to facts in your own experiences.
    Be sure to refer to relevant articles that you read in the background materials:

    Q: How do your two scores relate to your experience at work?

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    In the management/situation, I got 69 interpreted as Strongly prefers Y=theory management
    In personal preference score, I got the same score at 69 interpreted as strongly prefers Y=theory management
    The two scores strongly relate to my experience at work. These results definitely mean Y theory management styles both in how the organization is managed and how I prefer it to be managed .
    Since starting work, I was fascinated by McGregor's Y theory. Theory Y makes the general assumptions that:
    ? Work can be as natural as play and rest.
    ? People will be self-directed to meet their work objectives if they are committed to them.
    ? People will be committed to their objectives if rewards are in place that address higher needs such as ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution is about taking a survey cum exercises on Douglas McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y. The exercise determines how your organization is managed (X or Y) and how you prefer to be managed (X or Y).