After reviewing the following case study, I have concluded that both parties are responsible for the lack of synergy between the employee, Green, and upper-management, Davis. The underlying root cause of these problems occurring in the office is from the lack of respect the co-workers have for one another. There are several other possible underlying root causes of these employee-managerial altercations such as Thomas Green’s immense amount of confidence in himself, or Frank Davis’ approach on how to handle certain situations, however, the lack of respect for one another is the root cause of the inappropriate challenges to authority Green has expressed, and the ill-favored atmosphere Davis has created.
Respect is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as “esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as the manifestation of a personal quality or ability.” The underlying root cause of the lack of synergy in Dynamic Display’s work place is the lack of respect the employee has for his superior and vice versa. Thomas Green doesn’t respect Frank Davis’ leadership strategies and the amount of experience Davis has, while Davis doesn’t respect Thomas Green’s potential and his ability to correctly do his job effectively and efficiently.
Frank Davis had his mind set on whom he wanted as the new senior market specialist and Thomas Green was not who he originally had in mind. This is displayed when Shannon McDonald informed Thomas Green about his new boss, “ Tom, you are walking into a sticky situation with Frank Davis. Frank had expected to choose the new senior market specialist and it would not have been you. You’ll have to deal with any fallout that might result from that” (p.3). Frank Davis had very high expectations in a little amount of time for Green to show the best of his abilities. This is the beginning of Davis showing a lack of respect towards Green. Davis doesn’t...