Which of the following statements is true:

(A) According to McGregor’s Theory X, employees are intrinsically motivated to do a good job because they’re looking for a sense of self-fulfillment or self-actualisation through their work.

(B) According to McGregor’s Theory Y, employees are not intrinsically motivated to work, and have a tendency to avoid their responsibilities if given the chance.

(C) When you subscribe to Theory X, your management style is likely to be more participative and focused on empowering your employees to unlock their creative potential and stimulate their commitment to work.

(D) When you subscribe to Theory Y, your management style is likely to be more participative and focused on empowering your employees to unlock their creative potential and stimulate their commitment to work.

Explanation

McGregor’s Theory Y suggests that employees are motivated due to intrinsic reasons instead of extrinsic reasons. Managers who use the theory Y provide more freedom to their employees. Their management style is more participative and provides freedom to the employees which allows them to unlock their creative potential and stimulates their commitment to work.

Conclusion

This question is a part of the Recall: Strategic HRM exercise from the Organisational design: Know your organisation course. You can check out all the answers to this exam in our Organisational design: Know your organisation Quiz Answers page.

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