PWO wk 6_07 - Week 6 Chap 10 Power, politics and influence...

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Week 6 – Chap 10 Power, politics and influence in organisations
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Learning objectives 1. Explain the meaning of power and explain the sources of power available to managers and employees 2. Explain the relationship between power, authority and obedience 3. Explain how managers acquire power 4. Discuss the meaning and importance of empowerment in organisations
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Learning objectives 1. Explain organisational politics and its dual faces in organisations 2. Explain various kinds of political behaviours in organisations 3. Discuss the ethical implications of politics in organisations
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the potential ability to influence behaviour, to change the course of events, to overcome resistance, and to convince people to do things that they would not do otherwise. Refers Fig. 10.1, p. 345, Wood et al Read OB in action, p. 345 Discuss!
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Position Power Reward power Coercive power Legitimate power and formal authority - legitimate power - process power Read & discuss “Ethical perspective’, p. 347
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Personal Power Expert Power Referent Power
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PWO wk 6_07 - Week 6 Chap 10 Power, politics and influence...

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