Theory Y

Douglas McGregor

Premise of Theory Y:

People find work to be satisfying, the people are creative and have self motivation, are responsible for doing their work, and have self control while containing the physical and mental effort to do necessary work.

Managers Perspective of Theory Y

They communicate openly with employees, develop a trusting relationship with employees. and will create an environment where the employees can develop and use their abilities.

Employees Perspective of Theory Y

Employees will self govern themselves and will direct themselves towards an important goal.
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Theory Y is Decentralized


Relaxed environment allows easier flow of new ideas, workers encouraged to think outside the box, new opportunities creates new opportunities for new revenue to increase for the company


Some employees can be irresponsible, and some employees lack motivation and cannot handle freedom of thought

An example of theory Y

An Example is an artist or musician.