Org Management Task 1

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Bill Bailey, Chairman of the Board of Utah Opera, is cognizant of the benefits that can be reaped should a merger form between UOC and the Utah Symphony. One of his tasks is to share his view point by motivating potential supporters to become proponents of the merger. He himself is motivated by this potential merger due to the financial hardships the arts’ field in general is enduring. He understands that they merger most likely will result in profit and long term growth/stability.
Whilst Bill Bailey is an advocate of the merger he is aware of potential risks. Utah opera organization is healthy financially however its continued solvency is in question due to a decline in general support of the arts that not only effects his organization, but arts organizations throughout the country.
In order to convince people to support this merger Bill Bailey could subscribe to Victor Vrooms Expectancy theory of motivation. This theory concentrates mostly on a persons’ desirability of a certain outcome. It theorizes that people generally act in a certain way because they are motivated to achieve a specific result. Their behavior and acts have direct causes on outcomes (wanted or unwanted). Its about the mental processes that a person most likely will go through when they are making choices. Vroom put forth the following formula in regards to his theory
M = E*I*V (motivation = expectancy * instrumentality * valence)
M= The amount a person will be motivated by an outcome determined by a circumstance they are dealt.
E (expectancy)= a persons’ perception that a certain effort or behavior will result in performance
I (instrumentality) a persons’ perception that a performance will warrant punishment or an award
V (valence)= perceived value of the award that is coveted as a result of performance. If the reward is small then the motivation will not be as high, even if…...

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