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    Jeffrey, a manager in his 40s, works for a medium-sized organization in Chicago, and is fed up with work. The problem is not financial, it is that he is not being recognized. The boss recently brought in an outsider to help him at his own expertise. He has applied for other jobs and has been offered one in California. The interviewer flattered him. He felt his qualifications were being highly regarded. He feels that if he takes this new job, he'll clearly be recognized and rewarded.

    1. What are the assumptions underlying this scenario?
    2. What should the individuals in the scenarios do to validate their assumptions?
    3. What are some other alternatives available to the individuals in this scenario?

    4. How would you check the assumptions you believe are being made? (Discuss alternatives)

    Rod is a single father of three children. He takes his parenting responsibilities very seriously. He is also an independent contractor working out of his home office. He takes his work responsibilities seriously, as well. Although the aspect of having an office at home gives him many opportunities to be involved in his children's lives, the fact of having the job there all the time also causes him to keep working when he should stop--when the kids expect him to be available. The kids continually remind him of the latter case. He believes moving his office out of the house will allow him to balance his efforts between work and family better.

    1. What are the assumptions underlying this scenario?
    2. What should the individuals in the scenarios do to validate their assumptions?
    3. What are some other alternatives available to the individuals in this scenario?

    4. How would you check the assumptions you believe are being made? (Discuss alternatives)

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    Scenario 1:

    1 and 2.

    Jeffrey's Assumptions:
    - That he is actually not being recognized.
    Recommended Validation: Actually ask his boss what he thinks of his performance and he sees as Jeffrey's future in the company.
    - That the boss brought in the outsider because he thought Jeffrey's performance was sub-par.
    Validation: Find out exactly why his boss brought in the outsider.
    - That the interviewer at the job interview he went to was genuine in his flattery and honestly values his skills.
    Validation: Continue discussion and negotiations with prospective employers see if they actually value his skills. If possible talk to some of his prospective colleagues and see how they view his skills.
    - That he will actually be recognized and rewarded at the new job.
    Validation: Find out the situation at the company, learn as much about the working environment, to see if they truly value their employees.
    - That the different location of the work environments is not an important factor.
    Validation: Jeff should find out all the pros and cons of living in California versus Chicago.
    - That it is actually his work environment and not the nature of the work that is causing his dissatisfaction.
    Validation: He should evaluate whether it is the work itself that does not bring him fulfillment
    - Jeffrey assumes his skills actually are valuable.
    Validation: Apply elsewhere to see how others perceive his skill set.

    We have no insight into the assumptions of Jeffrey's current boss or prospective employer since we are only getting Jeffrey's side of the story.

    3. Other options for Jeffrey:
    - To validate the above assumptions and see if his current boss actually values his ...

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