Bryant Devine
MGMT 500 - Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
November 3, 2013
Dr. Whitney Stevens
Southwestern College Professional Studies
 Work is inherently distasteful.
 Most people are not ambitious, or have no desire
for responsibility, and want to be directed.
 Most people have no capacity for creativity in
solving organizational problems.
 Motivation happens at security and physiological
 People must be controlled and coerced to complete
organizational goals
 Work is as natural as play, if conditions are right.
 Self control is crucial in achieving organizational
 The need for creativity while solving
organizational problems is evenly distributed.
 Motivation happens at the esteem, selfactualization, and social levels. Also motivation
happens at the security and physiological level.
 People are able to be creative and self-directed if
motivation is appropriate.
 Both
are not polar opposites, or at different ends of
the spectrum.
 Are
conducive in analyzing assumptions
creates a bias towards Participative Decision
Making or PDM.
oppressive autocratic
leadership style
 liaise-faire democratic
leadership style
 assumptions are
correlated to the amount
of PDM
four readiness level’s
and four leadership
 dependent on current
demands, task behavior,
inter team support, or
relationship behavior.
 maturity level is factored
into the variables
 allows leaders to reward
and develop their
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