Motivation theory





Theory X
Theory Y
1. Attitude
Most of the people dislike work
Most of the people like work.
2. Direction
People need to be directed as they lack initiative.
People like to take initiative.
3. Motivation
They lack motivation.
They are highly moti-vated.
4. Ambitions
People are not ambitious.
People are very ambitious.
People are not com-mitted towards their jobs.
People are very com-mitted towards their jobs.
6. Creativity
People are not creative.
People are very creative.
7. Rewards
Since they lack motivation, puni-shment may have to be given along with rewards.
They expect recogni-tion and appreciation for their work.
Mc Gregor feels that theory Y would be more relevant and applicable in modern times.


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