Monday, February 16, 2009

EMS Management 101- Extra Credit Lesson

In 1960 Douglas McGregor developed a view of working mankind- Theory X and Theory Y-

The really quick summery goes like this:

Theory X- workers are dumb, lazy, hate their jobs, can't be trusted and can only be motivated by constant oversite, threats, coersion, and punishment

Theory Y- people like to work and are inventive, creative and self directed when committed to the "objective". The role of management would be to define the objective and provide a system of reward (wages, benifits, working conditions etc)

So, for ten extra credit points and an instant pass into EMS management 102- which of the above do you believe is the norm for EMS agencies today and is your service an X or a Y?

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