alphabet theories of management

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management theories named along the lines of Douglas McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y. Alphabet theories of management include Theory E, Theory J, Theory O, Theory W, and Theory Z.

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  • Theory X — Gen Mgt a management theory based on the assumption that most people are naturally reluctant to work and need discipline, direction, and close control if they are to meet work requirements. Theory X was coined by Douglas McGregor in The Human… …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • Theory Y — Gen Mgt a management theory based on the assumption that employees want to work, achieve, and take responsibility for meeting their work requirements. Theory Y was coined by Douglas McGregor in The Human Side of Enterprise (1960). Although he… …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • Theory Z — Gen Mgt a management theory based on the assumption that greater employee involvement leads to greater productivity. Theory Z was proposed by Douglas McGregor shortly before his death in an attempt to address the criticisms of his Theory X and… …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • Theory J — Gen Mgt the Japanese form of management. Theory J is closely related to Theory Z, and was expounded by William Ouchi. See also alphabet theories of management …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • Theory E — Gen Mgt a mechanism for bringing about change in an organization through the creation of economic value and improved profits for the shareholders. Theory E has the single goal of satisfying the financial markets with a top down approach style of… …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • Theory O — Gen Mgt a mechanism for organizational change based on developing corporate culture and human capability through personal and organizational learning. Theory O involves fostering a culture that encourages employees to find their own solutions to… …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • Theory W — Gen Mgt an extreme extension of Douglas McGregor’s Theory X, which proposes that not only should employees be coerced into action but that force is often required. Theory W is a humorous contribution to the alphabet theories of management. Theory …   The ultimate business dictionary

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