The capacity for creativity spreads throughout

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The capacity for creativity spreads throughout organizations.Most people can handle responsibility because creativity and ingenuity are common in the population.Under these conditions, people will seek responsibility.
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Under these assumptions, there is an opportunity to align personal goals with organizational goals by using the employee's own need for fulfillment as the motivator. McGregor stressed that Theory Y management does not imply a soft approach.McGregor recognized that some people may not have reached the level of maturity assumed by Theory Y and therefore may need tighter controls that can be relaxed as the employee develops.XY Theory Management Application - Business Implications for Workforce MotivationIf Theory Y holds true, an organization can apply these principles of scientific management to improve employee motivation:Decentralization and Delegation - If firms decentralize control and reduce the number of levels ofmanagement; managers will have more subordinates and consequently will be forced to delegate some responsibility and decision making to them.Job Enlargement - Broadening the scope of an employee's job adds variety and opportunities to satisfy ego needs.Participative Management - Consulting employees in the decision making process taps their creative capacity and provides them with some control over their work environment.Performance Appraisals - Having the employee set objectives and participate in the process of evaluating how well they were met.If properly implemented, such an environment would result in a high level of workforce motivation as employees work to satisfy their higher level personal needs through their jobs.
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Works Cited"Theory X and Y." Accel.6 Mar. 2006. 1 Jun. 2010. <-team.com/human_relations/hrels_03_mcgregor.html>.McGregor, Douglas . "Douglas McGregor and The Theories." Joe Consulting.18 Jun. 2005. 1 Jun. 2010. <>."Douglas and the Theory of X & Y." Envision Software.6 Jul. 2003. 1 Jun. 2010. <>.
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