After reviewing the various human interactions, cultural and organizational that come into play during the merger process of the “Utah Symphony and Opera: A Merger Proposal” case study I have explored the motivations. I have explored the motivations of the various constituents to better understand their positions for or against the merger. I have created this document to help Anne Ewers through issues that may result from the merger process.
A1. Illustrate how Bill Bailey, Chairman of the board of the Utah Opera Organization, might use one theory of motivation to oppose or support the merger.
Bill and Anne worked along each other making up the board of Trustees for the opera Bill’s position is currently chairman of the board for Utah Opera. His initial response to the idea of a merge was the concern over the financial strength of the opera and symphony. The opera had a reserve fund and was financial stable and could adjust with flexibility if need be but in comparison the symphony was not so flexible. Another concern would be that the opera would lose its identity.
Because he is chairman of the board he plays an important role with the merge. He will be able to motivate others to not support a merge between the two because his focus would be on internal factors that would jeopardize the Opera’s needs and satisfaction of its members.
He will utilize Content Theories of Motivation in support of not merging. This would focus on identifying internal factors such as instincts, needs, satisfaction and job characteristics that energize employee motivation. He would influence members of the board by the notion that an employee’s needs influence motivation. Needs are physiological or psychological deficiencies that arouse behavior that are influenced by environment factors. The needs of employment and salary pay will have a strong effect on the decision process. Part of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theory is influenced behavior. A key component is the... [continues]
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