JFT Task 1
Lisa R. Green
A1. Bill Bailey
Inspiration is the mental fortitude that drives one to succeed at a targeted objective. Inspiration is derived socially, behaviorally, and physiologically. Mr. Baily can employ a goal setting theory during the proposed merger between the Utah Symphony and the Utah Opera. Edwin Locke, who is a leading authority on the goal setting theory, along with his associates defines a goal as what an individual is trying to accomplish. (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2010) Goal setting has four motivational characteristics which are the following:
1. Goals direct attention- Goals direct one’s action toward objective relevant ...view middle of the document...
Baily will be able to employ the goal setting theory to establish regional zones for the merger. These zones would include recruitment, payroll, and public concerns. Mr. Baily will meet his goal where the merger is concerned and be able to use the same internal structure already present within the Utah Opera, if he addresses the various zones set forth. As far as concerns go, Mr. Baily will be able to address specifically whether there will be lay-offs or payroll changes, which will allay employee apprehensions about job security, public concern over rising ticket prices, and whether or not trustees will be incorporated with the merger as well.
A2. Scott Parker
Scott Parker should employ the theory of Frederick Herzberg’s helper. Helpers target objectives aimed at fulfillment and the goal at hand is persuading people to support the merger. With all of the decisions that have to be made based on the many choices available and attempting to persuade people on the newly established regions, Mr. Parker will need to exemplify trust, affirmation, and distinguishment. Scott Parker will be able to draw on the experience that he has gained from working many years with unions that also had internal structure regions. Mrs. Abravanel is deeply concerned about the fact that her husband has focused so much of his time, energy, and talent in the composition of new shows throughout the years and is now possibly facing cut- backs and even possibly job loss. Herzberg’s theory focused on work fulfillment and disappointment. Work fulfillment is often associated with accomplishment, distinguishment, obligation, and headway. Mrs. Abravanel is concerned because her husband currently holds a distinguished position due to the quality of his work. Mr. Abravanel carries a reputation of protecting his performers and it is imperative that the new chief Lockhart follow his lead and do the same. Mrs. Abravanel needs to be assured that that all of the hard work that her husband has put into the orchestra will not be undermined by the merger. Mr. Abravanel has further distinguished himself by securing the orchestra’s performers full time status once the merger has concluded. Mrs. Abravanel is being reassured via the Herzberg theory because conclusions are tied to the expert execution of assignments that are solidly based on the substance for which they are acclaimed. Scott Parker can also promise Mrs. Abravanel that Ewers will continue the superb work her husband maintained by supporting the musicians’ full time status. Even with the merger taking place, the ensemble performers will maintain their full-time status and become part of the union as well. CEO certification and Scott Parker’s certainty over how positive the merger will be, will influence people to support the merger overall and reassure everyone that Mr. Abravanel’s hard work has not been in vain.
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