Organizational Management Task 1 Wgu

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William Bailey The merger of the Utah Opera (UOC) and Utah Symphony (USO) will involve several different considerations from both entities and the motivation of the board of trustees of each entity will have a decisive impact on the decisions made. Scott Parker the present Chairman of the Board of the USO appears to have already decided that a merger between the USO and UOC would be a good move for the USO. He initiated the idea of a merger and has past experience in the healthcare field conducting mergers. William Bailey the present Chairman of the Board of the UOC does not appear to be fully convinced of the UOC’s need to merge with the USO, however he is not opposed the idea of considering the option of a merger. With Mr. Parker being clearly motivated to merge, I would like to consider motivations for Mr. Baily to oppose the merger. When Mr. Bailey was initially approached regarding a merger with USO he expressed concern regarding the financial stability of the UOC versus the financial stability of the USO. The UOC is financially stable due to a reserve fund that is in place due to their current business model. These funds allow the UOC to be flexible and maintain stability if they only cut projects that do not meet their fund-raising goals. The USO does not have this flexibility and could not operate within their current successful business model. Another concern for Mr. Bailey was that the UOC would not maintain is identity if merged with the USO. The possibility of the UOC becoming a tier-one arts organization with the merger was the only positive possibility initially realized and this would need to out whey the initial concerns (DeLong, 2005). Mr. Bailey could use content theories of motivation to oppose the merger based on his initial reaction to the idea of a merger. Content theories are based on concept that motivation is primarily based on a need.

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