Theory X & Theory Y Quiz
Write a list of numbers 1 through 10 on a piece of paper.
For each of the questions below, give a score of:
|5||If you||Strongly agree|
|4||If you||Slightly agree|
|3||If you||Are neutral|
|2||If you||Slightly disagree|
|1||If you||Strongly disagree|
___ Employees must be closely supervised.
___ Employees want job security above all else.
___ Employees rarely show initiative in the workplace.
___ Employees are lazy.
___ Employees have little ambition
___ Employees believe play is natural and work is not.
___ Given a chance, employees will avoid working
___ Employees are not self-motivated
___ Employees prefer being told what to do rather than figuring it out for themselves
___ Employees work to eat and pay their bills rather than to solve problems
Add up your points.
If your score is 50, you believe that Theory X is correct.
If your score is 10, you believe that Theory Y is correct.
If your score is in between 50 and 10, you believe some of both theories – but lean toward one theory or the other.