Mary Jones Case

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Mary Jones was very much a determined woman in her senior year at Central University. She was very goal oriented and in the top one percent of her class, participated in many extracurricular activities, and very respected by her professors (Schermerhorn, 2012). As an outstanding candidate for several opportunities with different companies, she chose a career with Universal Products. Her decision was based on a superb salary of forty thousand dollars, excellent benefits, and potential for growth in this multinational company (Schermerhorn, 2012). We will take a look at Mary’s attitudes before and after she meets a fellow co-worker named Sue, what Mary may do now and later, and what motivation theory applies to her situation. First, let us start with…show more content…
Only a few weeks passed before she knew how to effectively perform her duties and tasks required of her position. In any instance, if she was asked to stay at work late to meet report deadlines, without hesitation, her response would be “Of course!” (Schermerhorn, 2012). This shows satisfaction and a positive view of her job responsibilities, being eager to get the work done when needed. On a separate occasion, Mary was sent with a team to Costa Rica to check on issues in one of the company’s manufacturing facilities. This was a three week period in which the team stayed in poor conditions, living in the heart of the jungle. Regardless of these situations, Mary and her team were able to find the center of the issues, fix the problems, and put together a report. According to the head of her team, Mary was the most vital part of the investigating team. The head of team wrote a note to her manager stating “of the superb job Mary Jones did…Her suggestions and insights into the reporting system were invaluable,” (Schermerhorn, 2012). This shows her perseverance. After this, it was time for Mary’s annual
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