As depicted from the article Rethinking Work by Schwartz (2015), there are two perceptions about work and workers. One school of thought holds that employees generally hate work and are only doing it because of the pay they get out of it. On the other hand, the second school of thought holds that employees generally love their work and are motivated to achieve more than just the pay. From the article, the author is more inclined to the second school of thought arguing that people have more to achieve than just the pay. The views presented in this article resonate well with Douglas McGregor’s theory of leadership and motivation. McGregor’s theory X and theory Y are quite in tandem with the views articulate in the article. For example, McGregor’s theory X is well aligned to the first view in the article that employees generally hate work and are engaged in it because they lack any alternative. According to McGregor’s theory X, this is quite possible and there leaders must always monitor and supervise their followers. This actually resonates with the views held in the article that most leaders believe that employees are not concerned with the results but the pay they get out of their work stations (Schwartz, 2015).  On the other hand, theory Y is in tandem with the views of the author, asserting that employees have more commitment to their work that goes beyond the pay.

            Apart from McGregor’s theory of leadership and motivation, there are other leadership approaches that can be used to provide insight on the views held by the author. For example, affiliative management style is quite pragmatic to help in understanding and developing internal motivation. Through this leadership model, leaders work in close collaboration with their followers with the view to empower and motivate them as opposed to supervision whose main aim is to find fault. Research findings indicate that this leadership approach has the potential of creating trust and unity among the mangers and their followers hence leading to internal motivation and general zeal towards work (Michael, 2019).