Theory XY

Douglas McGregor

The Theory

  • THEORY:

The XY theory: The X Theory is being strict with the employees while Y theory allow employees a little bit of freedom

  • WHO’S IDEA IS YOUR THEORY:

Douglas Mcgregor

  • WHAT IS THE PREMISE OF YOUR THEORY (WHAT DOES IT SAY):
To allow employees some freedom while still controlling other aspects of their work.

  • WHAT IS THE MANAGERS PERSPECTIVE:

The perspective is the manager feels he must guide the employees on what to do yet he trusts them enough to figure out how to do it on their own

  • WHAT IS THE EMPLOYEE PERSPECTIVE:

its good because there is still a level of trust maintained with a level of structure


  • IS IT CENTRALIZED OR DECENTRALIZED: A little bit of both, mostly decentralized
  • PROS: workers are given trust to do their task, the managers still give structure and guidance
  • CONS: possibly not stirct or leniant enough to keep keep complete order or trust