Theory X & Theory Y: Two Types of Managers


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Which of the following is credited with the development of the Theory X and Theory Y?

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1. Joe thinks that his workers hate their job and only come to work to earn their paychecks. However, he is satisfied with their creativity and imagination when they work on projects. Is Joe a typical Theory X manager?

2. Mike is a Theory X manager. Which of these does he assume about his employees ?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are two types of managers: Theory X managers and Theory Y managers. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of these management types and their implication for employee success. Quiz questions will test the meaning of each theory and their bearing on employee success.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments evaluate your understanding of:

  • Douglas McGregor's contribution to management theory
  • The characteristics of Theory X managers
  • The characteristics of Theory Y managers
  • How employees will inherently live up to their manager's opinion of them

Skills Practiced

These tools allow you to practice skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw and retain the most important information on Theory X and Theory Y managers from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Theory X and Y managers
  • Distinguishing differences - distinguish between Theory X and Theory Y managers

Additional Learning

For more detailed info on McGregor's work in employee management theory, review the lesson called Theory X & Theory Y: Two Types of Managers. This lesson goes over these additional learning goals:

  • Discuss the work of Douglas McGregor
  • Differentiate between these two managements styles
  • Understand the importance of a manager's perceptions