WORK2218Week8 - Power and Leadership in Teams and...

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Power and Leadership in Teams and Organisations WORK 2218 People and Organisations: Lecture Week 8 Daniel Nyberg
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Overview Power and Influence Leadership Theory
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Part 1: Power and Influence
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The Meaning of Power Power is the capacity of a person, team or organisation to influence others. The potential to influence others People have power they don’t use and may not know they possess Power requires one person’s perception of dependence on another person Craig Abraham/Fairfax Photos
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Power and Dependence Person Person A A Person Person B’s goals B’s goals Person Person B B Person B’s Person B’s counterpower counterpower over Person A over Person A Person A’s Person A’s power over power over Person B Person B
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Model of Power in Organisations Power Power Over Others Over Others Contingencies Contingencies of Power of Power Legitimate Reward Coercive Expert Referent Sources Sources of Power of Power Substitutability Substitutability Centrality Centrality Discretion Discretion Visibility Visibility
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Legitimate Legitimate Agreement that people in certain roles can request certain behaviours of others. Based on job descriptions and mutual agreement from those expected to abide by this authority. Source of Power Reward Reward Ability to control the allocation of rewards valued by others and to remove negative sanctions. Operates upward as well as downward.
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Legitimate Legitimate Ability to apply punishment. Exists upward as well as downward. Peer pressure is a form of coercive power. Source of Power Reward Reward Coercive Coercive Expert Expert Individual’s or work unit’s capacity to influence others by possessing knowledge or skills that they value. Employees gaining expert power over companies in knowledge economy.
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Legitimate Occurs when others identify with, like or otherwise respect the person. Associated with charismatic
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WORK2218Week8 - Power and Leadership in Teams and...

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