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Title: AN OD HISTORY LESSON: THE HISTORY AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF DOUGLAS McGREGOR


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AN OD HISTORY LESSON THE HISTORY AND
CONTRIBUTIONS OF DOUGLAS McGREGOR
  • OD Network
  • Austin, TX
  • October 21, 2008

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  • Panelists
  • Therese F. Yaeger, Benedictine University
  • Peter F. Sorensen, Benedictine University
  • Edith Seashore, Edith Seashore Assoc
  • Charles Seashore, Fielding Grad Institute
  • Richard Woodman, Texas AM University

3
With every passing year, McGregors message
becomes ever more relevant, more timely, and more
important Peter Drucker, 2000
4
Dr. Douglas McGregor (1906 - 1964)
Book Human Side of Enterprise had profound
influence on US mgmt. Professor at MIT Sloan
School Created Theory X and Theory Y Encouraged
organizations to create more participative,
interdependent, authentic, inventive and
productive relationships

5
  • Douglas McGregor
  • popularized the idea that managerial assumptions
    about human nature and human behavior are
    all-important in determining managers styles of
    operating.
  • McGregors Theory X and Theory Y remain an
    indelible part of contemporary management
    thinking.

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Douglas McGregor Believed that as the world
became more complex and as technology enabled
companies to be more competitive, the dynamics of
the people in an organization would become more
important to the success of these groups. He
believed fundamentally in the Human Side of
Enterprise He believed that we were not close
to optimizing the effectiveness of organization
human effort. (Heil, Bennis and Stephens, 2000).
7
The Human Side of Enterprise Was ranked Number
Four of the 25 Most Influential Management Books
of the 20th Century (Arthur G. Bedeian and
Daniel A. Wren, Organizational Dynamics, Most
Influential Management Books of the 20th Century)
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50 YEARS AGO Reading - Nonfiction"Kids Say the
Darndest Things!"... Art Linkletter. PrenticeHall
"Please Don't Eat the Daisies"... Jean Kerr.
Doubleday Most Popular Television Shows Gunsmoke
(CBS)The Danny Thomas Show (CBS) Popular
Music "Teddy Bear" "All Shook Up" Elvis
Presley "Tammy" Debbie Reynolds"Round and
Round" Perry Como"Love Letters in the Sand" Pat
Boone Films Best Picture "The Bridge on the
River Kwai" Best Director David Lean "The
Bridge on the River Kwai"Best Actor Alec
Guinness "The Bridge on the River Kwai"Best
Actress Joanne Woodward "The Three Faces of Eve"
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Nationally -- Setting the StagePresident Dwight
EisenhowerHouse 20,000Average income
4,494Milk 1.00Gas .24 Postage stamp
.03 Sputnick launched by Russians. The Soviet
Union launched the first satellite into space.
The satellite marked the beginning of the Space
Age. Federal troops integrated schools in
Little Rock after local authorities refused to
implement court-ordered desegregation. President
Eisenhower ordered federal troops to do the job,
stating "The Federal Constitution will be upheld
by me, by every means at my command."
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Session Outline Introductions History 15
minutes Personal Perspectives 30
minutes Current McGregor applications 15
minutes Audience Discussion 15 minutes  
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Dr. Peter Sorensen,Benedictine
UniversityReflections on McGregors Work
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  • Edith Seashore
  • Past President of the NTL Institute for Applied
    Behavioral Science from 1974 to 1979
  • Member of the Society for the Psychological Study
    of Social Issues of the American Psychological
    Association
  • Recipient of the Organization Development Network
    Lifetime Achievement Award, 2001
  • Protégé of Douglas McGregor, Antiochs President

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  • Charles Seashore
  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Consultant
  • Husband

15
Dr. Richard WoodmanTexas AM University
Current Applications of Douglas McGregors
Work
16
Open DiscussionQA
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Thank you!
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