BA 420 Week 1 Assignment Self- Assessments Organizational Behavior

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Self- Assessments Organizational Behavior

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Self- Assessments Organizational Behavior

The 21st century manager is a manager who believes in his employees and his colleagues as well. In as much as there are rules to be followed in the workplace and ethics to be used as a guide, the manager has to delicately balance between following of the strict rules and choosing to believe in his employees. Failure to which there is bound to be a lot of misunderstanding between them which then limits productivity in the line of duty. When an employee feels trusted then he or she sets his own vision and goals for the company which he then uses to ensure that he meets his goals as an individual .

On the other hand, if the manager is a theory X one that believing that workers are not adequately self-motivated and will always avoid work if they can, then the employee doesn’t feel trusted enough and therefore doesn’t bring out their best. Therefore, for best results, the 21st Century manager should carefully balance between these two theories. Studies have however shown that the modern manager should use Theory Y assumption since it brings out the best results .

There are four main managerial assumptions employed by managers all over the world. These assumptions greatly influence ways in which the managers relate with their employees and they vary from one manager to the next. The first category are known as the theory X managers. This group of managers assumes that their workers will always avoid work when possible. Because of this, they set very strict rules that must be followed by employees. They also ensure that all key decisions are made solely by the manager. The second category of assumptions are the Theory Y managers. This group believes that employees are self-motivated and are driven by their own love for their work. This therefore means that the employees are self-motivated and are able to do most things without being coerced. Their managers therefore regard them with very high esteem and even allow them to take part in the company’s decision making.

The third assumption is by a group known as Theory X and Theory Y managers. This group of individuals combines both elements of the two aforementioned theories. They apply rules where possible and allow for the employees to use their own motivation on some occasions. They therefore balance between the two .

In conclusion, my rating for this review would be good. Ranging from poor, fair, good, very good and excellent. This is because this managers use both aspects of the theory X and the Theory Y. In as much as the employees are given the liberty to have their own self-motivation propel them to a better work output, there are rules which are bound to be followed contrary to which there is bound to be disharmony between them and the manager. On several occasions, it has been stated that it is always better to give your employees the benefit of the doubt that whatever they are doing is appreciated and some of the company’s decisions can be made solely by them




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