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Final Exam Case: David was a young and ambitious employee who had been with an opensource IT company for two years. He had built a reputation as a hard worker and a solid performer and had participated as a junior member of an extremely successful consulting team demonstrating the benefits of modern integrative IT solutions to clients. David was well liked by older employees for his willingness to put in what it took to get the job done, but he was also admired by newer employees for his apparent ability to balance work demands with an active personal life consisting of attending the most current live music and trying out the newest local restaurants. In his third year at the organization, David's job responsibilities changed to focus on a long-term project that would last for the next two years. In making the shift to the new responsibilities, David was advised by a senior manager to solicit the help of Margaret, a new employee who had been hired because of her expertise on projects like the one David was starting. Although Margaret was just starting with the organization, because of her experience at other similar organizations, she had been brought on as a middle manager. Although Margaret wouldn't be David's primary supervisor, involving her would mean that David would need to keep her apprised of his progress and follow her suggestions. David had heard very positive things about Margaret and was excited to benefit from her knowledge and skills. David was eager for professional development and was hoping for a mentorship relationship from Margaret. As David and Margaret began the project, they seemed to work well together. Their early discussions focused on the work to be completed, and each expressed opinions and suggestions for how to proceed. These discussions vastly improved the plan for completing David's project. David mostly worked autonomously, but reported periodically to Margaret to ask for advice and to report on his progress. After a while, David realized that the more he talked with Margaret, the larger his project grew. Each time they would meet, she would add an idea or two that would increase his workload. Not wanting to offend her, and trusting in her experience, David simply

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