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Theory X or Theory Y Manager
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Are you a Theory X or Theory Y Manager?
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I am a 'Theory Y' worker. I thoroughly enjoy my profession and strive to do and be the best i can be, able to be given freedom to do what is needed without close monitoring.
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I am a 'Theory Y' project manager. I believe that my is dedicated towards the work and do not micro manage.
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Theory Y Project Manager
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Theory Y. If I choose people who like the work they do then I'll only need to support them, and I won't need to micromanage them.
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I am a Theory Y manager. Trust and cooperation is built better this way.
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I always use theory Y approach on the first time, if it is done well so i continue to be theory Y manager. But if there is issue that i must observe closely and control every step (micromanagement) i think i use theory X (but this case is rarely).
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when asked i believe more than 90% will say they are theory Y, but you need to observe what person does on day to day basis. Most of us has wrong perception of our-self. :-) :-)
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1 reply by Sachin Ghugardare
Jun 01, 2017 2:09 AM
Sachin Ghugardare
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Agree with you Saket..
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Agree with Saket. Most of us see ourselves as Y, what it would be more interesting is to ask others how they perceive us. By the way, I also consider myself an Y manager :)
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I think being X or Y depends on the type of work. I work in the IT field where task types vary frequently and provide good motivation. There is little place for dull, repetitive work. Up until now, I have always been a theory Y manager, which is quite in accordance with my field of work.
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May 30, 2017 10:28 PM
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when asked i believe more than 90% will say they are theory Y, but you need to observe what person does on day to day basis. Most of us has wrong perception of our-self. :-) :-)
Agree with you Saket..
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