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Case Study Memo #2 From: Grace Kim Section: BUAD 14727 Re: Case Memo #2: Thomas Green: Power, Office Politics, and a Career in Crisis Issues/Problem Thomas Green is at the risk of facing a turnover, and the main reason and the problem is that there is a lack of, or sheer nonexistence of communication between Green and Davis. The two disagree on many aspects. However, Davis has the expert and legitimate power as Green’s boss but Green chooses to resist the influence . When Davis requested reports back from the work Green did, Green failed to do so, painting himself as one who ignores authority and is irresponsible . Even worse, rather than directly talking problems out, Green avoids Davis and chooses to talk to him through McDonald , a mediator. In addition, Green displays counterproductive work behavior . In relation to Schwartz’s Value Theory , his broad values motivate him in a negative and selfish behavior. Rather than having self- transcendence , he displays self-enhancement . And instead of being open to change , he is conservative and is only willing to do what he firmly believes is most effective and right. Even on his first day, he
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