Critically analyze the decision to have Jim and Merle reverse supervisory roles. As a supervisee, what steps could Merle have taken to facilitate the transition? As a supervisor, what steps could Jim have taken to prevent the final confrontation? Discuss the pros and cons of Jim’s resignation.

Who’s the Boss Case Study

Read Case Thirteen “Who’s the Boss” page 87 of Mayers, Raymond; Souflee, Federico; Schoech, Dick. Dilemmas in Human Services Management. New York, NY, USA: Springer Publishing Company, 1994. p 105. Please address two of the following questions based on this case.

Promotions from within can produce serious relationship problems within organizations. Critically analyze the decision to have Jim and Merle reverse supervisory roles.
As a supervisee, what steps could Merle have taken to facilitate the transition?
As a supervisor, what steps could Jim have taken to prevent the final confrontation?
Discuss the pros and cons of Jim’s resignation.
Have you ever worked in an organization where personal friendships between supervisor and staff impacted on organizational functioning? Cite the ethical and organizational pitfalls of such relationships.
Mayers, Raymond; Souflee, Federico; Schoech, Dick. Dilemmas in Human Services Management. New York, NY, USA: Springer Publishing Company, 1994. p 105. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/rockies/Doc?id=10265314&ppg=105

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