Progress Check Questions for Chapter 7

Progress Check Questions for Chapter 7 - A dam Ward...

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Adam Ward Progress Check Questions for Chapter 7 5. Explain the terms power, authority, and responsibility . Power is the ability to influence, command, or apply force; a measure of a person’s potential to get others to do what he or she wants them to do, as well as to avoid being forced by others to do what he or she does not want to do. Authority is a source of power. It is the legitimate exercise of power. Responsibility is accountability for the achievement of objectives, the use of resources, and the adherence to organizational policy. 6. What is the formal theory of authority? This is the traditional view of authority where the owner of an organization have the right to elect a board of directors and top management who in turn select middle-level managers, and this process continues on down to the lowest person in the organization. 7. What is the acceptance theory of authority? This theory states that a manager’s source of authority lies with his or her subordinates because they have the power to either accept or reject the manager’s
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