A) very strong, the higher the satisfaction the better the performance.
B) nonexistent, satisfaction has no relationship to organizational productivity.
C) positive but not strong, satisfaction does somewhat impact performance.
D) one that depends on the time of supervision and the level of control the employee
The boss wants the staff to work overtime this week on a big project. He tells the
managers that if they want to keep their jobs, they better keep their people here. Bob
goes to his department and calls a meeting. He explains the problem and asks if
everyone would be willing to stay and put in the time. His employees recognize his
right to ask them, he's been good to them in the past, and they want to help him out, so
they all agree to stay. Joan goes to her department, calls everyone together and tells
them the bad news. She then begins assigning responsibilities and scheduling work.
One of her new supervisors says, "Who are you to tell us we have to work overtime?"
Her answer is, "I'm your boss, that's who, now get with it." Joseph offers everyone in
his department compensatory time and a pizza party if they put in the overtime.
Refer to Table 12.2. The boss is using ________ power to gain his managers'