Theory X Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Theory Xnoun [S]

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HR, MANAGEMENT the ​idea that ​people do not like ​work and ​try to ​avoid it: Theory X ​managersfrequently believe that ​pay and ​directmanagerialcontrol is the only ​real motivator.
(Definition of Theory X from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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