Paradigm refers to the beliefs and assumptions you make about what motivates the people in your team. There were 2 different types of manager as distinguished by the assumptions that made about their staff – and of course how they then managed them. In this topic I explain the difference between the two – and you get a chance to see which one you might be leaning toward by taking the following self-assessment.
Download and do the self-assessment to reveal your paradigm.
- Think about what the assumptions you currently hold about the people you work with and complete the following self-assessment.
Managers who have a Theory X leaning achieve lower scores. Those who tend to hold with the Theory Y view of motivation has higher scores.
- How does your paradigm affect how you are managing those around you?
- How are they responding to this?
- If you want a different result, how might you shift your assumptions?
- What was the paradigm of the managers who were the most and the least engaging?