Week 2 Leadership 3 - The article does not describe such...

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Friedman’s leadership style does not include Equity Theory. Our text explains that rewards should be impartial. If employees are performing at the same level they should be rewarded evenly and those that are producing less should get less. This is not necessarily the approach Friedman is using. He is treating all of his employees equally regardless of production. The case simply makes mention that production increased, however it does not make mention of what Friedman does if one of his employees get out of line so to speak. The text also indicates that if pay is used as an incentive it should be clearly specified at which level of production those rewards will be given.
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Unformatted text preview: The article does not describe such provisions only that workers were able to choose their own wages. Expectancy Theory however paints a better picture of what Friedman was trying to accomplish. The text explains that if the reward is valuable to the person, they are likely to be motivated by such a reward. I cannot name one person that would not want to choose their own schedule or wages. Therefore, it seems as though Friedman may have unlocked the secret of Valence. If all of his employees liked the reward it is likely that they would all work harder to obtain their goals with the mindset that that is how they will get to the rewards they were promised....
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