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Name: Arsalan MalikStudent Id: 5991857MGNT803 – Organisational Behaviour & Management Assessment 3 – Power Power is source of channel that individuals use to influence others, control resources or forone’s personal motives. So too are negative aspects of power that people can use to corrupt orabuse others. The paper briefly provides a critical analysis of the two articles written byAnderson & Brion (2014) and Anderson & Berdahl (2002). Both the articles studies howpower unfolds as a process Anderson & Brion (2014). Their research provides a briefunderstanding of power and also factors such as social psychological and psychologicalfactors that lead to individuals gaining power, retaining power and losing power. Anderson and Brion (2014, p.67) define power as “asymmetric control over valuedresources”. According to the article, recent studies have broadly elaborated the term andaligned it with various other theories. Though, power has remained the highlight topic forsocial sciences however, empirical research shifted their focus towards psychological factorsthat contribute to power factors in twentieth century (Anderson & Brion 2014, p.70). Forinstance, power and status are correlated, as such powerful people normally are idolized &venerated thus they are given more autonomous positions (Anderson & Brion 2014, p. 71).

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