How would McGregor's X and Y be applied in today's diverse workforce?

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You would apply it loosely in our diverse climate. McGregor's X and Y theory states that there are two polar opposite types of workers on opposite ends of a spectrum—X being lazy and unmotivated, while Y is proactive and very diligent. Between those points, there are a myriad of points available to describe workers.

In the ever more diverse workplace in which business is now conducted, motivation and diligence are extremely important, but it is now better understood that there are spectrum of priorities and work techniques that people use, which make it much more difficult to categorize them as simply lazy or hardworking. People may work better doing a certain type of work or communicating in a certain way, which skews the idea of...

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