Orgainzational Behavior

Topics: Management, Motivation, Douglas McGregor Pages: 3 (773 words) Published: February 17, 2013
Running Header: MY X AND Y TWO WAY STREET 1

My X and Y Two Way Street

MGT 302 Organizational Behavior and Teamwork

Bernard L. Aguon

Trident University International

MY X AND Y TWO WAY STREET 2

Abstract

After reading through the various articles and learning about the different companies and their styles of behavioral management in the work force, I will now attempt to explain my experiences at work and how Douglas McGregor’s theory X and Y relate to my everyday operations. The several theories used in chapter 5 of Organizational Behavior (2010) will be the background of my explanation. A good understanding of these behavior theories has allowed me to take a better look at my personal actions and how I could improve on my management skills with others as well.

MY X AND Y TWO WAY STREET 3

After tabulating my two scores from McGregor’s Theory X and Y, I wasn’t too surprised to see the results of the management / situation and the personal preference score. The scores revealed that my perception of work is somewhat accurate to what I thought it was. These surveys allowed me to see that management in my work place is a true two way street. I have even learned through reading several chapters of Organizational Behavior, Buaer and Erdogan (2010), that various theories are applicable to my workplace and that McGregor’s Theory X and Y are seasonal in my organization. My management / situation score totaled 48, which tells me that my employer leans towards a generally Y approach of management. This score concerns me a little though as it is very close to being in the generally X category also. You see as a Warrant Officer in the US...
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