Summary Of The Human Side Of Enterprise By Douglas Murray Mcgregor

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The reading “The Human Side of Enterprise” written by Douglas Murray McGregor analyzes the importance of considering human organizations in the management of organizations. More importantly, the author described the theory of “X” and “Y”. The theory of “Y” provided better results when considering the visions of clear expectations about the assumptions of human nature. Additionally, this theory allowed for the development of organizational goals in the management which allows administrators to advocate for participation to voice their opinions. On the other hand theory of “X” is more directed towards the authoritarian forms of management in which the managers are worried about the proper performance of individuals and control of the organization. McGregor argued, “Management is responsible for organizing the elements of productive enterprise-money, materials, equipment, people-in the interest of economic ends” (p.154). The author begins its…show more content…
The power of decision-making rests in the management that is able to apply human talents and capacities to the organizational objectives. Additionally, the reorganization of work provides a more challenging opportunities to direct the efforts of the behavior and needs of both individuals and the organizations. McGregor argued, “Only human management that as confidence in human capacities and is itself directed toward organizational objectives rather than toward the preservation of personal power can grasp the implications of this emerging theory” (p. 160). Compare and contrast in three sentences from the reading to the tenets that are fundamental to the Classical School of Thought. (You can find these in the introduction of the module) 1. [“Without this active intervention by management, people would be passive-even resistant- to organizational needs. They must be therefore be persuaded, rewarded and punished, controlled…” (p.

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