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Read the following statements. Write “Yes” if you agree with the statement, or “No” if you disagree with it. Force yourself to take a “yes” or “no” position for every statement.
- Are good pay and a secure job enough to satisfy most workers?
- Should a manager help and coach subordinates in their work?
- Do most people like real responsibility in their jobs?
- Are most people afraid to learn new things in their jobs?
- Should managers let subordinates control the quality of their work?
- Do most people dislike work?
- Are most people creative?
- Should a manager closely supervise and direct work of subordinates?
- Do most people tend to resist change?
- Do most people work only as hard as they have to?
- Should workers be allowed to set their own job goals?
- Are most people happiest off the job?
- Do most workers really care about the organization they work for?
- Should a manager help subordinates advance and grow in their jobs?
Count the number of “yes” responses to items 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12; write that number here as [X = ___]. Count the number of “yes” responses to items 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 14; write that score here [Y =___].
This assessment gives insight into your orientation toward Douglas McGregor's Theory X (your “X” score) and Theory Y (your “Y” score) assumptions. It's an opportunity to consider the ways in which you ...