I had this as my mail signature for a long time. It’s too long to fit in a tweet, so, blogged.
- McGregor’s Theory of X:
- People are lazy and need close monitoring & tough carrot/stick management to make them work.
- McGregor’s Theory of Y:
- People are capable and curious with intrinsic motivation, given clear purpose & autonomy in achieving it.
- Burns’ Corollary (with acknowledgements to Henry Ford):
- Whichever you believe and look for as a manager of people, you will find to be correct.
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