Essay on The case of Mark Whiting

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Organisational Behaviour ; Assignment 2- The case of Mark Whiting

Mark's self fulfilling prophecy:- Mark's expectation about himself was to achieve the highest point of his career in his company, corporation presidency. He made this expectation at his own based upon his previous career success;
- the years he had spent as manager in marketing and sales,
- the last four years as vice-president of the company
- the careful planning,
- the long hours of work that had brought him to as vice-president
- the use of his all resources, knowledge, experience and competency of marketing and sales skills to raise the company profile

Previous career success /achievements:-
He was, in fact, credited with many "firsts" in the
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Then by acting upon the statement # 1 of the balance theory, the whole system can be balanced.
Scenario # 2 ; If in the imbalance triadic relationship of Mark. company and board, Mark considers company as a friend and board also consider company as a friend. Then by acting upon the statement # 1 of the balance theory, the whole system can be balanced.

In both the above scenarios Mark has to give a margin of liking to board to make the equation balance by considering that the decision of the board to not make him president and to take an outsider as a president is a innocent and honest mistake.

Analysis # 2, In his famous P-O-X Model
For example: a Person who likes an Other person will be balanced by the same valence attitude on behalf of the other. Symbolically, P (+) > O and P < (+) O results in psychological balance. This can be extended to objects (X) as well, thus introducing triadic relationships. If a person P likes object X but dislikes other person O, what does P feel upon learning that O created X? This is symbolized as such: If P =Mark, X= Company & O = Board

* P (+) > X ( Mark likes company )
* P (-) > O ( Marks does not like board)
* O (+) > X ( Board likes company) Analysis # 3, If P =Mark, X= Board & O = Outsider president ( Gray)

* P (+) > X ( Mark likes board )
* P (-) > O ( Marks does not like Gray)
* O (+) >

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