Theory X,Y, and Z (Theories of Human Motivation) | From A Business Professor

Theory X,Y, and Z (Theories of Human Motivation) | From A Business Professor

In management, theory X, Y and Z are theories of human motivation relating to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and how human behavior and motivation are factors in productivity. They describe how management style is influenced by the perception that managers hold of their employees.
So what are the differences among these three theories? How they are implemented in the workplace? In this video, I will answer these questions for you.

11 thoughts on “Theory X,Y, and Z (Theories of Human Motivation) | From A Business Professor

  1. How is the job rotation is one of the principles of Theory Z although it’s written in my book that it’s specialized career paths in the characteristics of Theory Z?


  3. I am familiar with Theory X, Y and Z from a previous management course. I have come to realize that not one business or industry strictly follows one or of the other theories, but rather a mixture of all of them to produce the best results and outcomes.

  4. I was not familiar with theory x, y, or z before this video. After watching it I think I can teach it to someone who wasn’t familiar with it. It is also cool that I was able to identify where I land on the theory spectrum.

  5. I really enjoyed this video. I have in fact used some of the information from this video in my work since. I am a manager and this video has helped me understand that different people are motivated by different things and this video helped me to navigate through difficult situations involving motivation employees.

  6. I find this video very helpful, how managers use their employees strengths and what drives them to their advantage. What type of companies use theory X or Y & theory Z is fascinating. Both Japan and America have good management styles that they can learn from, a combination of both is compelling.

  7. This was more interesting to learn what type of Theories are used in the workplace. For example, in the video theory x and theory y are said to be used the most in the workforce. This indicates that repetitive work and experts are what make up the mixture. Having high staff turnover and much freedom is what the workplace has a little bit of from each side.

  8. Another essential knowledge that everyone needs to know, it will help and motivated managers.

  9. I think understanding all of these theories and using the good bits from each one could make a very well balanced manager. I don’t think there is almost ever one inherently correct answer when it comes to management so when you use all of this information it could be beneficial.

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