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**** Done and in Word Doc Drawing on discussions of informational justice, how should Andrea approach the morning briefing? Should she be honest and informative in explaining corporate actions in the downsizing, or should be more guarded? What would be the ethical implications of those two options? The morning meeting that Andrea will be holding will be a delicate situation, for the result of it is completely up in air, as it could end negatively or positively. The response to this meeting depends entirely on how Andrea decides to approach it. In the case study, it is clear that Andrea knows that she has to restore the moral of the employees, but at the same time, has concerns that if she says the wrong thing, it could result in employee retaliation. Despite her concerns, Andrea’s focus for the meeting should be to motivate, re-energize, and provide answers to the employees of the Blaze . As previously stated, Andreas approach to the morning meeting will make all the difference. She can handle this meeting by being truthful and extensive in her explanation, or she can be more distant and withhold information about the downsize. However, according to an article in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, it is written that if little or no explanation of downsize is given, managers run the risk of retaliation among employees. In order for Andrea to manage this, she needs to be sincere and transparent in her explanation (Skarlicki, Barclay, & Pugh, 2008). That is why the best approach for Andrea is to use the two rules of informational justice, which are the justification rule and the truthfulness rule. In other words, Andrea needs to be straightforward, informative, and honest in her explanation of corporates decision to downsize. Andrea needs to stand in front of her employees and show them compassion and understanding. Ethically speaking, this approach is the better way to handle the situation. People know when they aren’t being told the truth, or not being given the whole story, and they are entitled to the truth. If Andrea went up in front of the staff and acted cryptic and reserved, employees would feel like they aren’t valued by the company, and would be far more unwilling to put in the extra effort that will be required for the increase in workload they are about to receive. This is also a great way for Andrea to gain the trust of her employees, and build up their confidence and moral. The honesty that she will exhibit will show the Blaze workers that they are held in esteem, which will build their sense of loyalty towards the company. Difficult as it may be, Andrea needs to answer the tough questions employees will throw at her, and she needs to be candid and sincere in her responses. By the end of the morning meeting, the Blaze employees should feel motivated and ready to take on the challenges that lie ahead of them.

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