Course Hero Logo

Discussion 2.1.docx - 2.1 People with Theory X attitudes...

Course Hero uses AI to attempt to automatically extract content from documents to surface to you and others so you can study better, e.g., in search results, to enrich docs, and more. This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 3 pages.

2.1People with Theory X attitudes hold that employees dislike work and must be closelysupervised in order to do their work. Managers with Theory X attitudes tend to have anegative, pessimistic view of employees and display more coercive, autocratic leadershipstyles using external means of controls, such as threats and punishment (Lussier &Achua, 2016).Yes, westill have Theory X managers in today’s workplaces. Although isnot the most appropriate management style for each individual or every situation. Thereare some situations, such as largescale production and unskilled workers where a moreautocratic style works well (Lussier & Achua, 2016)Much like McGregor's theories, Ouchi's Theory Z makes certain assumptions aboutworkers. Some of the assumptions about workers under this theory include the notion thatworkers tend to want to build co-operative and intimate working relationships with thosethat they work for and with, as well as the people that work for them. Also, Theory Zworkers have a high need to be supported by the company, and highly value a workingenvironment in which such things as family, cultures and traditions, and socialinstitutions are regarded as equally important as the work itself. These types of workershave a very well developed sense of order, discipline, moral obligation to work hard, anda sense of cohesion with their fellow workers. Finally, Theory Z workers, it is assumed,can be trusted to do their jobs to their utmost ability, so long as management can betrusted to support them and look out for their well beingReplyTheory X:Theory X basically holds the belief that people do not like work and that some kind ofdirect pressure and control must be exerted to get them to work effectively. These peoplerequire a rigidly managed environment, usually requiring threats of disciplinary action asa primary source of motivation. It is also held that employees will only respond to

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 3 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Summer
Professor
iwan
Tags
Management, Decision Making, workers, Lussier, Lussier Achua

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

Newly uploaded documents

Show More

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture