American Experience
Early Years: Pivotal Decisions
Pivotal Decisions: Who Should Clean The Lab?


You chose Choice Two. Blalock should ask Thomas to work out the issue with the housekeeper and her boss, Dr. Poth.

PROS

Thomas is in the best position to resolve the problem because he runs the lab.
Blalock will demonstrate his respect for Thomas' ability to handle these matters.
Thomas will be free to concentrate on important research procedures.

CONS

Thomas might find it difficult to negotiate with Poth as they are at odds.
Poth will question Blalock's authority over his staff.
Thomas will be frustrated with Blalock's unwillingness to step in and take control in matters concerning his staff.




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