Read Blackgold case A(See additional files)
Consider: what is the problem or dilemma facing Ernest? What are his alternatives and what should he consider in evaluating these alternatives? What would you recommend?
Discuss why two people with similar abilities may have very different expectancies for performing at a high level. Then if you were the supervisor of these people how would you address their motivational issues?
Managers who verbally criticize their subordinates, put them down in front of their coworkers, or use the threat of job loss to influence behavior are exercising coercive power. Some employees subject to coercive power believe that using it is unethical.
What are the ethical implications (if any) of the use of coercive power?