Case Study Thomas Green: Power, Office Politics, and a Career in Crisis”

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In the case of “Thomas Green: power, office politics, and a career in Crisis”, it describes the dilemma of Thomas Green who works in a company called Dynamic Display. Thomas was recruited as an account executive, and then five months later, he was promoted as a Senior Market Specialist directly by the President Shannon McDonald. Thomas’s boss Frank Davis hadn’t expected to choose Green as the new senior market specialist, and he was very dissatisfied with Green’s work style and performance three months after the promotion. After being informed that Frank Davis had emailed McDonald about his concerns about Green’s performance, Green was getting really worried about his situation and not sure how to explain his perspective to
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Comparison of Solution:
The first solution has more possibility for Green to keep the job and it may cause an improvement of the communication, synergy and trust factors, even Green’s notification of the structure limitation may contribute to a development. However, the second solution has a higher risk for Green to lose his job, if Green is lucky enough to keep the job, the communication, synergy and trust between he and Davis will not only become worse, but also the structure will probably stay the same. As a result, the dissension between Green and Davis hasn’t been solved and a new dissension will come forth to make situation worse. (See Exhibits 1)

Implementation Plan:
Based on the above comparison, I consider that the fist solution is achievable for Green to solve his dilemma. As Davis said in his last email sent to McDonald, he expected Green would materialize his promises in a month, which means that Green still had an opportunity to mend the situation. If Green still holds the position, the next step of rebuilding relationship with Davis and strengthening their communication is available to take. At the same time, Green should pay attention to office politics and adapt his work style. As well as, it is necessary to talk with Davis about how to achieve the 10% growth in the Eastern region. Even though the proposal finally turns out to be unachievable, I believe that more understanding has been created between


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