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Running head: DISCUSSION BOARD FORUM 11Discussion Board Forum 1Alfred BryantLiberty University
DISCUSSION BOARD FORUM 12Discussion Board Forum 1Problem-Solving Application Case: Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, Established aMinimum Salary of $70,000 for All EmployeesI decided to write about the case study involving Dan Price and his decision to increasehis company's minimum wage to $70,000.Increased pay is a topic that gets frequently debatedin the workplace.By using a three-step problem-solving approach to organizational behavior, Iwill point out how an across-the-board rise can be harmful to employees.Step 1 – Define the problemI decided to describe the issue from the two workers who thought that their pay wasinsufficient to the work ethic and high output they generated.I believe the problem gets clearlydefined by Maisey McMaster, who was a former Gravity Payments employee.Kinicki andFugate (2018) indicated "Maisey McMaster, a 26-year-old financial manager, said, "He gaveraises to people who have the least skills and are the least equipped to do the job, and the oneswho were taking on the most didn't get much of a bump." She felt it would have been fairer togive smaller increases with the opportunity to earn a future raise with more experience.McMaster told Price about her feelings, and according to an interview, he suggested she wasselfish; as a result, she quit" (p. 197).