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" The average human being prefers to be directed, wishes to avoid responsibility, has relatively little ambition, wants security above all. "
Nominations Before the Senate Armed Services Committee, First Session, 107th ... - Page 73
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services - 1961 - 1869 pages
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Instructors Journal, Volume 9, Issues 1-2

1971 - 162 pages
...punishment to get them to put forth adequate effort toward the achievement of additional knowledge. • The average human being prefers to be directed, wishes...avoid responsibility, has relatively little ambition, and wants only to attain credit for his labors and not necessarily for the knowledge associated with...
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Human Resources Development: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Government ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Government Operations - 1968 - 316 pages
...of the human characteristics of dislike of work, most people must be coerced, controlled, directed, threatened with punishment to get them to put forth...responsibility, has relatively little ambition, wants security. Theory Y holds that — 1. The expenditure of physical and mental effort in work is as natural as play...
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Corrections

United States. National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals - 1973 - 682 pages
...punishment to get them to put forth adequate effort toward the achievement of organizational objectives. The average human being prefers to be directed, wishes...relatively little ambition, wants security above all." McGregor challenged the validity of these assumptions and proposed instead his Theory Y, which held...
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The Fabric of This World: Inquiries Into Calling, Career Choice, and the ...

Lee Hardy - 1990 - 236 pages
...average human being does not mind the authoritarian style of scientific management because he or she "prefers to be directed, wishes to avoid responsibility, has relatively little ambition, [and] wants security above alL"60 Theory X, then, assumes that the needs of the organization and the...
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Managing Social and Economic Change with Information Technology

Information Resources Management Association. International Conference - 1994 - 564 pages
...towards your altitudes towards your workers Strongly Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Disagree 22. The average human being prefers to be directed, wishes to avoid responsibility, and has relatively little ambition. 23. Leadership skills can be acquired by most people regardless...
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Designing Effective Organizations: Traditional and Transformational Views

David K. Banner, David K.. Banner, T. Elaine Gagné, Professor David K Banner - 1995 - 506 pages
...this human characteristic of dislike of work, most people must be coerced, controlled, directed, or threatened with punishment to get them to put forth...avoid responsibility, has relatively little ambition, and wants security above all. The Theory Y model, in contrast, makes these assumptions: 1 . The expenditure...
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Small Business Total Quality

N. Huxtable - 1994 - 248 pages
...dislike of work and will avoid it if he can. 2. Most people must be coerced, controlled, directed, threatened with punishment to get them to put forth...avoid responsibility, has relatively little ambition and above all wants security. Theory Y 1 . The expenditure of physical and mental effort in work is...
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Motivating Your Sales Force

John Lidstone - 1995 - 148 pages
...these alone will not produce the necessary effort. Only the threat of punishment will do the trick .... 3 The average human being prefers to be directed,...relatively little ambition, wants security above all. This assumption of the 'mediocrity of the masses' is rarely expressed so bluntly. In fact a good deal...
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Answers to Questions Most Frequently Asked about Organization Development

Philip G. Hanson, Bernard Lubin - 1995 - 204 pages
...get them to put forth adequate effort toward the achievement of organizational objectives." (p. 34) 3. "The average human being prefers to be directed,...relatively little ambition, wants security above alL" (p. 34) Since the 1920s, management has moved more in the direction of humanitarian considerations,...
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Strategic Management of Teams

David I. Cleland - 1996 - 312 pages
...(Adapted with permission from Keith Davis, Human Relations at Work. 3d ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1967.) to get them to put forth adequate effort toward the...avoid responsibility, has relatively little ambition, and wants security above all.7 Theory Y assumptions about human behavior are in dramatic contrast to...
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