The Human Side of Enterprise / Edition 1

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Overview

McGregor’s enduring principles—Brought to life for the next generation of managers.

“Today, there is indeed growing evidence to suggest that we are in the early or middle stages of a second industrial divide, which has been variously characterized as involving an information revolution, increased interconnection across global markets, the rise of flexible specialization in production and service operations, and a transformation toward knowledge-driven work in all sectors of the economy.

McGregor understood, anticipated, and helped point the way toward what may well emerge as a future model of work, organizations and society that is rooted in core assumptions driving participative, interdependent, authentic, inventive and productive relationships. However, the alternative, an economic “race to the bottom” based on increasingly individualistic, control-oriented and competitive assumptions, is also a very real possibility. As we venture forth, McGregor's insights about the 'human side of enterprise' continue to be a beacon. We must continue to ask, as he did: 'What are your assumptions (implicit as well as explicit) about the most effective way to manage people?'”

—From the Introduction by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071462228
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/16/2005
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 311,060
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas McGregor is one of the most influential management thinkers of all time. His Theory Y approach is at the core of virtually all of today's leading management and workplace models. He was a founding faculty member of MIT's Sloan School of Management and served as president of Antioch College.

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld is a Senior Research Scientist in MIT's Sloan School of Management and Engineering Systems Division, where his scholarship centers on underlying values and assumptions about people at work, in organizations, in complex systems, and across societies-building on and extending the core of McGregor's contribution.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the annotated edition
Foreword to the twenty-fifth anniversary printing
Preface
Introduction to the annotated edition
1 Management and scientific knowledge 3
2 Methods of influence and control 19
3 Theory X : the traditional view of direction and control 43
4 Theory Y : the integration of individual and organizational goals 59
5 Management by integration and self control 83
6 A critique of performance appraisal 105
7 Administering salaries and promotions 121
8 The Scanlon plan 145
9 Participation in perspective 165
10 The managerial climate 179
11 Staff-line relationships 197
12 Improving staff-line collaboration 213
13 An anlysis of leadership 243
14 Management development programs 259
15 Acquiring managerial skills in the classroom 281
16 The managerial team 307
Conclusion to the annotated edition 331
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