As for the immaturity/maturity continuum, the Chris Argyris theory states that successful employee empowerment requires management to. Argyris’s Immaturity-Maturity Theory. Immaturity Maturity. Passive Increased activity. Dependence Independence. Behave in few ways Behave in many ways. Chris Argyris’s ‘Maturity-Immaturity’ theory. Argyris studied the needs of people and the needs of organization. He felt that classical models of.

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In this case, independence is not mutually exclusive with teamwork.

A Maturity Theory for the Workplace

To aryyris out more, including how to control cookies, see here: A mature person is characterised for being active, independent, self-confident and self-controlled. In this case, proactivity to start a new project or to go beyond what is asked of you is a good indicator of maturity.

Next Socioanalytic Model of Maturity: Throughout time there have been many psychological theories that have touched upon aspects of maturity.

As we become more mature, it could be argued that we also become more flexible and adaptable. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here According to Argyris, seven changes should take place in the personality of individuals if they are to develop into mature people over the tgeory. His solution to the problem is to expand job responsibilities; allow more task variety and adjust supervisory styles to allow more participation and promote better human relations.

A Maturity Theory for the Workplace – Models of Maturity

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The sixth change is: Also another important limitation is that the theory is based on the development of healthy child, and does not take into account those with disabilities and their development.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. The third change is: However, it is rare to find a theory that has maturity as its main focus.

In the organizational context, what this is most likely referring to though is that a mature person should be more aware of the ways in which they work best for instance and also have the self-control required in order to achieve goals in certain amounts of time for example. When looking at maturity in all kinds of settings this point is quite debatable since there are many authors that argue that being able to focus on the present is something that makes a person mature.

Although an adult person may already independent in many aspects of their lives, independence at work is also important, and therefore an indicator of maturity. However, since this theory focuses on the workplace, I think this aspect of maturity in this context refers to things such as being able to have more perspectives on different problems, thinking ahead and learning from past mistakes.

Rather, it refers to being able to work, alone or in a group, but always contributing in a significant way. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The seven changes are:. In the workplace, this flexibility translates into being able to do your job well but also being able to help out when anything different from what you are meant to be doing is needed or required. Looking at the concept of maturity through this scope can be useful as it makes clear distinctions between what are key aspects of being mature and of being immature.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The seven changes are: Management Theory of Chris Argyris. This site uses cookies. You are commenting using your WordPress.

The second change is: In this case, the purpose of the theory is to explore maturity in regards to organizational environments. To find rheory more, including how to control cookies, see here: You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. The fifth change is: However, this point refers to how companies should strive for the relationship between two individuals in the workplace to be seen as either equal or somewhat superior but always with mutual respect.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. What this means is that rather than simply doing what they are told to do and nothing else, when people start becoming more active they take more initiatives for themselves. View all posts by adrianalassus6.

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