Activity Instructions: The Parlor and The Cub Scout Pack Case Studies
Read both Leadership Development Cases for Analysis (The Parlor, p. 254, and Cub Scout Pack 81, p. 255) at the end of Chapter 8. After reading the chapter and the cases, write two (2) short essays addressing the questions/issues in Parts A and B below. Your Activity responses should be both grammatically and mechanically correct, and formatted in the same fashion as the Activity itself. If there is a Part A, your response should identify a Part A, etc. In addition, you must appropriately cite all resources used in your response and document in a bibliography using APA style. (150 points) (A 5-page response is required for a combination of Parts A and B.)
Part A – How might Equity Theory apply to the situation at the Parlor? Contrast McCarthy with all other employees and describe how McCarthy’s changes might have impacted employee motivation. Then write a recommendation for Purvis, the owner, based on the elements of empowerment. (75 points)
Part B – How could Expectancy Theory explain the changes in Cub Scout Pack 81? What were the expectancies in the past, and what are the expectancies now? Be sure to give at least two (2) examples from the case for each. For example, they had been losing membership, “if we don’t win something we are disappointed.” Use EP, PO, and valence in your answer. (75 points)
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