embracing theory Y

embracing theory Y - GOOGLE & EMBRACING "THEORY Y"

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6h-gm01Fb0 This news clip features Google and why it is rated as one of the  best places to work for. Chapter 3 of the textbook discusses  Theory X and Theory Y. As stated in the book, Theory X says that  the average employee dislikes work and avoids responsibility in  the absence of external control. It basically says that workers  need strict guidance and limited freedom, or they will become  lazy and unproductive. Theory Y however, says that people will  exercise self-direction and self control in the service of objectives  to which they are committed, and that commitment to objectives  is a function of the rewards associated with their achievements.  Theory Y views employees as possessing a  high capacity for autonomy, responsibility, and innovation when  they are managed in a way that treats them as valued human  resources. This video explains how Google, through empowering,  respecting, and understanding the needs of its employees (taking  a Theory Y approach), has managed to become one of the most  successful companies in the world, while also being named one of  the top places to work. Google treats their employees  as valued human resources, and in turn, the employees perform  at their fullest potential, resulting in success for the company as a  whole. After viewing this video, I think Google would be very fun 
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course COM 339 taught by Professor Shulman during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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