Business Studies Multiple Choice Question – 21 August 2021

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Lucy, prefers a Theory Y style of management in order to reduce labour turnover. 

A Theory Y style manager, such as Lucy, assumes that employees?

Select ONE answer:

  1. need close supervision
  2. tend to dislike work
  3. can be trusted in their job
  4. are only motivated by money

Show your workings to arrive at your answer, and explain and justify your reasons:

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

This multiple-choice question is suitable for Accounting KS5 classes.

The answer is 3

  1. Not correct – Theory Y managers assume that employees like to lead rather than needing to be told what to do by a manager.
  2. Not correct – disliking work is a perception by Theory X managers and not Theory Y managers.
  3. Correct – Definition of Theory Y style of management e.g. a participative style of management.  If Lucy’s employees feel trusted by her, motivation will increase.This may result in higher staff retention as employees feel valued and are less likely to leave.
  4. Not correct – Theory Y managers believe that employees are motivated by job satisfaction and not just by the money

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