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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
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.
Even though McGregor wrote about the business culture of the 1950s, his book and his most profound insights are still valid today. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hector Martinez
Wonderful..received earlier by 10 days. Satisfied with the purchase. A real bible for management.Published 4 months ago by Sivanesvaran
Excellent book with great examples and made understanding the material easier.Published 9 months ago by Rodney A. Manning
I love reading management and leadership books. This is my favorite, as Dr. McGregor addresses every issue in management from motivation to bonus pay. Read morePublished 21 months ago by R. MILLER
I thought that this was a nice book, with good commentary too. I have used some elements in teaching about the subject of motivation.Published 23 months ago by Nina
This item was a great find for me. I was able to give it as a gift because it was in great condition and for a great price. Thank you.Published on February 24, 2013 by Lisa A Walker
I thought it was a little stiff and formal- Had good insight to people and why they do the things they do- It kept referring to 'managing' people- You don't manage people, you... Read morePublished on January 13, 2013 by D. Heady
This book provided some great insight into revolutionary leadership techniques of the time. If you liked this one, check out Mary Parker Follet's Prophet of Management for a more... Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by Kenny R