Rjft Task 1

Rjft Task 1

Bill Bailey, Chairman of the Board of the Utah Opera, could use Adam’s Equity Theory of Motivation in order to convince those involved in the opera to support the merger.   Adam’s Equity Theory of Motivation states “how an individual’s motivation to behave in a certain way is fueled by feelings of inequity or a lack of justice.” (Kreitner & Kiniki, 2010).   It would be important for Bailey to have a full understanding of distributive and procedural justice.   Distributive justice refers to the fairness of the dispersal of supplies and incentives as comprehended by the employee. Procedural justice refers to the “perceived fairness of the process and procedures used to make allocation decisions”(Kreitner & Kiniki, 2010).  

Bailey would have to convince the members of the opera and the Opera’s board that there would be equity between the opera and the symphony once the merger took place. The opera would not have to play second fiddle to the symphony, but be equally respected. It would also be important to stress that the members of both the symphony and the opera would be treated as equals with no one group receiving greater benefits or resources even though the needs of each group differ greatly. Adam’s Equity Theory of Motivation deals directly with how one perceives a situation and since this is the case the best way to approach it would be to stress that justice and equity would be carried out for all parties.

Scott Parker, Chairman of the Board of the Utah Symphony, could use Maslow’s Need Hierarchy Theory to try to convince Mrs. Abravanel to support the merger. Maslow’s needs Hierarchy Theory break all human needs into 5 basic categories: physiological, safety, love, esteem and self-actualization. One cannot advance to a higher need until the lower needs are satisfied. This theory has been used to explain all human behaviors since its inception.

Parker would have to tap into Mrs. Abravanel’s esteem needs in this particular case.   Abrvanel is...

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