3.4.5 Example

The owner and manager of X-treme ltd.1 is a very young person. He studied business administration and wrote his master thesis on obstacles in the foundation of young businesses. Regarding his leadership style, it can be interpreted mainly as McGregors theory Y type, but it has also incorporated some traits of theory Z. As a consequence, the employees of the company are dedicated to their jobs and many of the tasks are executed independently by the employees due to the fact that they like their boss and hence they respect him.


 1 The case is taken from Schmalzer, Schweiger, Wenzel (2008)