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TAO GUO MHR 318 6:00-7:50PM(MW) CH10-Reflection: Power is broadly defined as "the capacity to bring about change." It takes many forms, comes from many places, and is measured in many ways. Understanding all the varieties of power is essential if one is to understand who has it, who doesn't, and how those who don't have it can get it. There are five sources of power. Legitimate power is an agreement among organizational members that people in certain roles can request certain behaviors of others. Reward power is derived from the person's ability to control the allocation of rewards valued by others and to remove negative sanctions. Coercive power is the ability to apply punishment. Managers have coercive power through their authority to reprimand, demote, and fire employees. Expert power originates from within the person. It is an individual's or work unit's capacity to
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course BUD MHR 318 taught by Professor Comptonw during the Spring '11 term at Cal Poly Pomona.

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