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Power and Politics 1 Power and Politics Organizational Behavior MGT/245
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Power and Politics 2 Power and Politics Introduction Michael is employed by the international beverage company known as Lafleur, located in New York, as their global category director. Michael has been employed with this organization two years, and he is now a new competitor for a position as the president of operations in the U.S. During his time with this organization, Michael has not been participating in the politics that has been taking place within the organization. Michael will have to make some allies, begin involvement in some political behaviors, make some decisions, and will need to be able to convince his wife to be supportive of his decision to enable him to have a career move, which is successful. In addition, Michael will have to use some power tactics and dependencies in order to be promoted to the new position. Dependencies One dependency where Michael works is Nora, she comes from Campos, and the employees from Lafleur could be favored during the restructuring of the organization. Nora has the fear that she will be losing her job. Michael appears to have a dependency concerning Danielle. Danielle has been the global category director of liqueurs and vodka. Danielle moved from the Lafleur headquarters located in Paris to New York, shortly after the acquisition of Campos. Danielle has been an employee with Lafleur 15 years, and she does know the workings of the company politics. Danielle has demonstrated political influence in regards to the CEOs of Lafleur, and she is ready to share her ideas with the CEOs. Michael believes that Danielle is looking to take over his rum line. At home, Michael is experiencing a dependency between his family and himself. His wife used to be a partner with a law firm. His wife is now employed as a counsel with a regional
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Power and Politics 3 clothing company to help meet the requirements of Michael’s employment. A dependency exists
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