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Manager-Employee Relationships

Cherie is an accountant for a large advertising agency. After receiving notice of a prospective, large account, she thinks of a creative advertising campaign and tells her idea to Charles, her manager. Charles shoots down her idea and reminds her that her job is accounting. Several days later, the design team visits Charles and asks him for more details on his brilliant campaign idea. Cherie realizes that the campaign being discussed is her idea.

If you were Cherie, what are the implications of power sharing for manager-employee relationships? What are the benefits of power sharing for manager-employee relationships? Do you see any downside to this type of structure? Could power sharing work in the Cherie/Charles scenario? Why or why not?

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If you were Cherie, what are the implications of power sharing for manager-employee relationships?

The implications of power sharing in terms of relationship is that Cherie likely will lose respect for Charles and this may impact their relationship. If Cherie is not able to let go of the fact that Charles "stole" her idea and passed it off as his own, she may never trust him again and this will undoubtedly pose a challenge to their ability to work together. In essence, the likelihood is high that Cherie will never share another idea with Charles for fear that she ...

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