Theory XY

allow employees some freedom while controlling some aspects

Some facts

The premise of the theory is to allow employees some freedoms while still controlling some aspects.

The managers perspective is more relaxed work space more productive employees.

The employees perspective is more relaxed work space and more freedom.

An example of theory xy is that employees are allowed an informal dress code and strict guideline for travel expenses.


Employees that have work under a X&Y management are more likely to be make their own decisions in certain tasks

Who created it?

Douglas McGregor is a contemporary of Abraham Maslow. Likewise, he also contributed much to the development of the management and motivational theory. He is best known for his Theory X and Theory Y as presented in his book ‘The Human Side of Enterprise’