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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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Is it even possible to achieve this? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here You are commenting using your Facebook account. This site uses cookies. However, since this theory focuses on the workplace, I think this aspect cgris 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.

Argyris Maturity Theory

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. The first of the seven changes immaturitu is meant to take place in this transition to a more mature employee is: The fourth change is: You are commenting using your WordPress.


Email required Address never made public. You are commenting using your WordPress. The second change is: Next Socioanalytic Model of Maturity: Even within the organizational setting? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Argyris Maturity Theory, presented by Chris Argyris in Personality and Organization, mafurity one of the many theories that seek to explain the human nature and behavior.

The Maturity Theory created by Chris Argyris is one of these few. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Retrieved November 23,from http: View all posts by anardacci. Management Theory of Chris Argyris.

Email required Address never made public. Rather, it refers to being able to work, alone or in argyrks group, but always contributing in a significant way. The fifth change is: For example, the difference can be seen between children who may have more materialistic interests such as toys and adults who may have more meaningful interests such as making the world a better place.

A Maturity Theory for the Workplace – Models of Maturity

Throughout time there have been many psychological theories that have touched upon aspects of maturity. 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.


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.

I think that this point is more straightforward, since most would agree that more self-awareness and self-control are indicators of maturity. 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. This site uses cookies.

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. View all posts by adrianalassus6. The third change is: You are commenting using your Twitter account.