MBA 633 ROPE 8

MBA 633 ROPE 8 - If they dont receive equal treatment the...

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Rope 8: Cat in the Hat In this lesson, Stanley and Leslie discuss a situation in which Leslie – a Corporate Communications manager – was asked to fetch coffee for a group of fellow managers during a meeting. During their conversation, Pat from Human Resources tries to calm Leslie down by telling her that the men probably didn’t recognize her as a manager, and also that Leslie needs to find a way to manage the impressions she makes in the future so she will be recognized as a manage. For example, carry a nice leather Adam’s Equity Theory of Work Motivation is applicable to this scenario. Equity theory states that people expect to receive equal treatment based on performing equal work.
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Unformatted text preview: If they dont receive equal treatment, the person will seek a remedy to the inequity (Luthans, 2011). Leslie felt that she was treated inequitably compared to her fellow managers, and therefore she sought a way to achieve equity. She may wear a hat, or she may carry a briefcase, but she will find some way to make sure she is not mistaken for the coffee-fetching secretary again! References: Luthans, F. (2011). Organizational Behavior, 12th Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin. Ritti, R., & Levy, S. (2010). The Ropes to Skip and the Ropes to Know: Studies in Organizational Behavior, 8th Edition. Danvers, MA: Wiley....
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2011 for the course MBA 633 taught by Professor Thomas during the Spring '09 term at Bellevue.

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