Theory Y Manager: Characteristics, Overview


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Theory Y managers assume that workers are?

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1. The key to being an effective manager is to always strive to be a _____ manager

2. Who is Douglas McGregor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A Theory Y manager, according to McGregor, is one who assumes that employees are happy to work, are creative, and enjoy taking on additional duties. This quiz/worksheet combination will help you test your knowledge of this hands-off management style. The practice questions on the quiz will test you on Douglas McGregor and the direct characteristics of a Theory Y management style.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Douglas McGregor's work
  • The characteristics of a Theory Y manager
  • The key to effective management

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw and retain the most important information on Theory Y management from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Theory Y management
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of Theory Y management
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Theory Y management

Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of Theory Y management, review the accompanying lesson on this topic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss Douglas McGregor
  • Differentiate between Theory X and Theory Y managers
  • Discuss Theory Y management in depth
  • Discuss the best theory for managers