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McGregor's Human Resource Theories

Theory X and Theory Y: Understanding McGregor's Human Resource Theories

Douglas McGregor introduced Theory X and Theory Y, contrasting views on employee motivation. Theory X portrays employees as inherently disliking work and needing strict direction, while Theory Y views employees as creative, resourceful, and capable of self-direction. McGregor advocates for Theory Y management, emphasizing decentralization, delegation, participation, and performance appraisal to foster employee development.

Reflecting on McGregor’s theories, how might they apply to current discussions on employee engagement, retention, and organizational culture in today’s workplaces?

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