ASSIGNMENT: Bestlink is a freight-forwarding established as a partnership venture by two friends Mr. Sajid and Mr. Amir about three years ago. But against the important rule of partnership business, they did not sign a formal written partnership agreement. At the start of the business, it was an unwritten mutual understanding between both the partners that they will share the equal amount of profit and loss in this business based on their equal initial investment. It was also agreed by both the partners that Mr. Sajid will be the sleeping partner of this business upon his own will because he did not have the time to manage the business and Mr. Amir will be the active partner.
All the business activity and profit sharing was fine in the first year. But after the second year, Mr. Sajid started complaining that he was not getting the due share of his profit and was also not satisfied with the excessive expenditures of the business. Mr. Amir’s point of view was that the extra expenditure due to his own personal salary was his right as he had been running the business. After a prolonged dispute, they agreed to windup the partnership.
As they did not have a partnership deed at the start of their business, it created a conflict between both business partners regarding division of the company assets. Now, because of this conflict, both the business partners are thinking for the litigation and are consulting with their lawyers.
Considering the above scenario, carefully answer the following questions on the basis of course knowledge that you have acquired.
1. Does this conflict present a Mixed Motive Situation or not? Justify your answer with appropriate reasons.
2. What are your recommendations for enhancing Promotive Interdependence in this scenario?
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