Chapter 13 Misuses of Power and Influence

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Chapter 13 Misuses of Power and Influence Sexual Harassment- unwanted verbal or non-verbal sexual messages Quid pro quo- deals with the hiring and promotions of employees based on sexual favors Hostile- all sexual behaviors that make a worker uncomfortable Recognizing- a. Is it real? Is it job related? Did you reject this behavior? Have these types of messages persisted? b. Either gender can sexually harass c. Can be man on man or woman on woman d. Anyone in an organization can be guilty e. Can occur almost anywhere Avoiding- a. Assume coworkers are not interested b. Listen and watch for certain reactions c. Avoid saying anything you think your mommy would not approve of Responding- a. Talk to the harasser b. Collect evidence c. Begin with appropriate channels within the organization
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Unformatted text preview: d. File a complaint e. Don’t blame yourself ♦ Power Plays- patterns of behavior that are used repeatedly by one person to take unfair advantage of another person • Identifying-a. Can appear to be slight intrusions but can be repeated b. “nobody upstairs”- individual refuses to acknowledge your request c. “you owe me”- people do something for you and expect something in return d. “yougottobekidding”- a person attacks another by putting down another’s ideas • Responding-a. Express your feelings b. Describe the behavior to which you object c. State a cooperative response you both can live with comfortably References Devito, Joseph. (2010). The Interpersonal Communication Book. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions...
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