CLOSED FIST OR OPEN MIND

There are two basic managerial philosophies of motivation--force and attraction. The "force" philosophy, sometimes referred to as Theory X by behavioral scientists, is based on the assumption that by and large people are lazy and must be driven to produce. The "attraction" philosophy, Theory Y, assumes that most people desire to fulfill their role and need only encouragement to produce. Theory X, a carry-over of the Master/Serf relationship of the Middle Ages, is the traditional philosophy of management, not only in the railroad industry but in nearly all mature industries and government.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60603
  • Authors:
    • Hoppe, C W
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM