4-28 - COM 225 4-28-09 Power & Conflict-Approaches to...

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COM 225 4-28-09 Power Power: the ability to influence or control other people Power Principles: o Power is always present o Power can be used ethically or unethically o Power is granted o Power influences most conflicts Power Currencies Resource Currency: material resources of value, including money, property, etc.- look at what they have Expertise Currency: special skills or knowledge-look at what they can do Social Network Currency: family, friends, and acquaintances who possess power currencies Personal Currency: personal characteristics that people in a culture prize as valuable-not necessarily what they can do or have. Ex: humor, personality Intimacy Currency: an emotional bond that no one else shares Conflict Approaches Avoidance: Ignore or communicate ambiguously about the conflict Accommodation: Abandon goals and acquiesce to the desires of others Competition: Confront others and pursue your own goals without concerns for
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course COM 225 taught by Professor Morrison during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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