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JFT2 Task 1 A. Create an analysis document (suggested length of 3–5 pages) in which you do the following: 1. 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. It is understood that the merger of the Utah Opera and the Utah Symphony has several positive factors. However, Bill Bailey, chairman of the board of the Utah Opera, strongly opposes the merger. It is up to him to convince the remaining board members to vote in opposition as well. Mr. Bailey can use the Adam’s Equity Theory to accomplish this. The Adam’s Equity Theory, as a process theory of motivation, explains how an individual’s motivation to behave in a certain way is fueled by feelings of inequity or a lack of justice (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2010). This is especially true for give and take relationships, which Mr. Bailey feels is the situation at hand. There are two main components of any relationship, inputs and outcomes. The Utah Opera is financially stable and because they do not employ full-time musicians, can alter their schedule when necessary fund raising has not been accomplished. The Utah Symphony, on the other hand, has a large staff of contracted employees who are paid full salary for the entire year. The Opera owns their property while the Symphony’s theater is owned by the county. By looking at past financial statements, it is apparent that the Opera historically operates at a much greater surplus of funds than the Symphony. Mr. Bailey feels that the Opera will be offering a greater input than the Symphony while the Symphony will reap greater benefits in the way of financial assistance from the Opera. These statistics illustrate a negative inequity with the merger. A negative inequity occurs when, by comparison, another person or group of persons receives a greater outcome for less or similar input…...

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