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Rita works as the finance director for a small company. She has recently been asked by the Human Resource department to take charge of hiring a new member of staff for her team. She wishes to hire the best candidate that she has interviewed, but knows that this will cost more than she has been allowed in her departmental budget by the Board of Directors.
What is Rita experiencing?
A Role ambiguity
B Role incompatibility
C Role conflict
D Role behaviour
Answer given “C”.
Role conflict is when we are given two roles. Here she is given one role of HR while the other is not a role it is kind of limitation so how it is conflicting.
Role incompatibility is a better answer like she finds herself incompatible to the role as she is going toward succession her role so a limitation of cost is bounding her.
Please have some light on it, tutor.
She is the FD so her prime role is financial control etc. However, she has not been given an addition task – a recruiter role. The requirements conflict ie money v best person
Having said that, I can see that incompatibility might work too. In fact the Wikipedia entry o role conflict starts “Role conflict occurs when there are incompatible demands placed upon a person relating to their job or position.”
However, role incompatibility is usually defined something like: when individuals experience expectations from outside groups about their role that are different from their own role expectations. For example, is HR on the employees’ side or management’s side.