The Motivation C-Law
By Clive Boustred, Founder & Chairman
"The more advanced a work domain,
the greater the need to tend towards the Y management style
in order to foster motivation"
This law, developed by InfoTelesys' Founder, extrapolates on the
common X-Y and Z Management & Motivational philosophies accredited to
Douglas McGregor and William Ouchi, and also attributed to Hertzburg.
The X style of Management believes employees are basically unmotivated
and must be overseen in each and every task to ensure completion of the
task. The Y style of Management believes employees are totally motivated
and simply need to be pointed in the right direction and the task will
be efficiently completed. The Z style Management is a combination of the
X & Y styles.
The Motivation C-Law overlays a Motivational Management Line which skews the management
style according to the level of expertise necessary to complete the task. Advanced tasks that require highly knowledgeable workers, require Y based management
style. Where the task does not demand knowledge driven workers, the X.
|based management style may be necessary to ensure that the task is properly completed.