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Manager’s Checkup: Are you an X or a Y?

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In an era when there seems to be a new management theory—and its accom­panying tests and consultants and books and seminars—every week or so, it can be enlightening to take a look at the old classics. Douglas McGregor's famous "Theory X/Theory Y" con­tinuum of management is now almost 50 years old, but it still has relevance to front-line managers.

Take this true-or-false self-test to see where you stand.

___ 1. Close supervision is important in getting good work from people.

___ 2. People can be counted on to set their own goals if encouraged.

___ 3. People enjoy work; it's as nat­ural as eating, playing or resting.

___ 4. Punishment, or the fear of it, is an effective way of moving people to get the job done.

___ 5. When they fear being fired, people put extra effort into their jobs.

___ 6. People accept responsibility willingly.

___ 7. People tend to be gullible and easily taken advantage of.

___ 8. Most jobs in today's o...(register to read more)

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