, Entrepreneur, influencer, management exorcist, change curator, thought innovator, speaker, author, globally working advisor on leadership transformation. Former Beyond Budgeting Round Table director. Founder of the BetaCodex Network.
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One cannot talk sensibly about leadership, or people management,nor design decent management processes, unless we clarifybeforehand our beliefs with regards to whatpeople in organizations are like.We have to arrive at a shared understanding of human natureand of the consequences of that for our organizations. Niels Pflaeging, Un-Leadership
Theory X Theory Y AttitudePeople dislike work, People need to work and want to takefind it boring, an interest in it.and will avoid it if they can. Under right conditions, they can enjoy it. DirectionPeople must be forced People will direct themselvesor bribed towards a targetto make the right effort. that they accept. ResponsibilityPeople would rather be directed People will seek and acceptthan accept responsibility, responsibility,(which they avoid). under the right conditions. MotivationPeople are motivated mainly Under the right conditions, peopleby money are motivated by the desire to realizeand fears about their job security. their own potential. CreativityMost people have little creativity - Creativity and ingenuity areexcept when it comes to getting widely distributedround rules. and grossly underused. Source:10 Douglas McGregor, ‘The Human Side of Enterprise’, 1960