Thomas Green Essay

2488 Words Jun 10th, 2013 10 Pages
Executive Summary

2013

Thomas Green
SMALL TOWN
Lisa Holsapple, Paige Wallace, and Beryl Harris

2013

Thomas Green
SMALL TOWN
Lisa Holsapple, Paige Wallace, and Beryl Harris

Executive Summary
Dynamic Displays has very intelligent employees, although the top executives are abusing their power. The fundamental management problem, with abusing power, has affected company production. Management is allowing employees to be hired by being influenced and downgrading the employees with impression management. The in-depth analysis shows the various factors which contribute to McDonald using her power to hire Green. With that information, we felt it was best for managers to train all employees and encourage them
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Green persistently campaigned to be considered for the position. He made numerous trips to corporate headquarters to meet with McDonald and they even had dinner together to talk about strategies to win over potential clients (Sasser and Beckham, 2008). This is a clear example of one out of the six principles of influence and persuasion: Social proof. This is when people tend to follow the lead of those most like themselves. Role models and peer pressure are powerful cultural forces in social settings (Kinicki & Fugate, 2012).
One would assume that the person chosen for senior marketing specialist is normally hired by the marketing director. McDonald used her power and hired Green instead of allowing Davis to have his input on who should be hired. He felt that there was someone else more suitable for the job. Many problems were created with his managing practices by McDonald not allowing him to share the power of hiring employees.
Davis tried to manipulate Green for the sole purpose of firing him. Instead of Davis helping Green thrive in the position, he was pointed every mistake. During the two month evaluation, Davis identified all the problems he saw with Green and had nothing positive to report about Green’s performance. For example, Davis mentioned that Green was not accurately updating his calendar and he was not meeting deadlines for reports on potential clients. Davis went straight to

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