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WEEK TEN Power and Politics Please remember to bring with you: Case incident The Politics of Backstabbing
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WEEK TEN Power and Politics Power in Organizations Politics: Power in Action Implications for Managers
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Power (1) Defining Power “A capacity that ‘A’ has to influence the behavior of ‘B’, so that ‘B’ acts in accordance with ‘A’s’ wishes.” (Robbins & Judge, 2009, p. 485). But ‘A’ may not be able to influence ‘B’ if ‘B’ were not in some way dependent on ‘A’. Also, as a capacity power may exist, but one may not use it. Capacity and dependency are therefore important to acquiring and using power.
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Power (2) Bases of Power: Formal (1) Coercive power Power that is based on fear The person can make things difficult for people, and you want to avoid getting him or her angry. Reward power Employees comply with the wishes or directives of another because doing so produces positive benefits. The person is able to give special benefits or rewards to employees, and employees find it advantageous to trade favors with him or her.
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Power (3) Bases of Power: Formal (2) Legitimate power The power a person has as a result of his or her position in the formal hierarchy of the organization. The person has the right, considering his or her position and your job responsibilities, to expect you to comply with legitimate requests.
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Power (4) Bases of Power: Formal (3)
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