Organization Management Essay

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A1) Bill Bailey As the chairman of the board for the Utah Opera Organization (UOO) Bill has to decide the manner in which he will use motivation to either oppose or support the potential merger with the Utah Symphony Organization (USO). Bill is in a difficult place because at first glance his company has more to offer USO than USO has to offer UOO. UOO is financially stable and operating with a substantial 57% surplus budget in relationship to their revenues. In comparison, USO barely operated with a 3% surplus in relationship to their revenues. The coming year USO is looking to come in virtually even while UOO is projecting a 64% surplus. In addition to the financial data Bill has to take into consideration that there has been only a limited number of similar mergers in the past. With that being said these two companies do have an opportunity to be mutually beneficial with a merger and Bill should use the Adam’s Equity Theory of Motivation to drive support. The equity theory is a model of motivation that explains how people strive for fairness and justice in social exchanges or give-and-take relationships. There have been mergers in the past where the opera side of the merger took a backseat to the symphony side of the business due to the scale of the varying businesses. With the equity theory there are two primary components involved; employee-employer exchange and inputs-outcomes. The employees within an organization expect certain outcomes as a result of their inputs. There are a wide range of outcomes that include pay and fringe benefits, job security, promotions, and being involved in business decisions. (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2010) Bailey is going to have to stress the importance on how the opera will have a positive result by merging with the symphony. With the opera already operating in a successful manner it may not be readily apparent on

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