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Chap012 - Chapter 12 - Power, Politics, and Empowerment...

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Chapter 12 - Power, Politics, and Empowerment Chapter 12 Power, Politics, and Empowerment True / False Questions 1. Influence is the capability to get someone to do something. True False 2. Power is not a personal attribute; it is an aspect of the relationship that exists between two or more people. True False 3. No individual or group can have power in isolation. True False 4. Power symmetry in an organization remains constant over time. True False 5. Power facilitates an organization's adaptation to its environment. True False 6. Legitimate power is also called authority or position power . True False 7. Possessing legitimate power ensures that all of your orders will be followed by your subordinates. True False 12-1
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Chapter 12 - Power, Politics, and Empowerment 8. A person's zone of indifference can widen or narrow, depending on the situation. True False 9. Even if a reward has no value to an individual, it is likely to influence behavior. True False 10. One must be in a position of authority to possess coercive power. True False 11. Experts have power even when their formal position in the organizational hierarchy is low. True False 12. Expert power is as unlimited as the talent of the individual possessing it. True False 13. Structure impacts informal power through its effect on information and communication flows within the system. True False 14. The use of coercive power seldom results in resistance. True False 15. The use of expert or referent power results in compliance, but not commitment. True False 12-2
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Chapter 12 - Power, Politics, and Empowerment 16. Organizations with very few levels of management between the customer and top leadership are likely to have a less balanced distribution of power than traditional organizations with multiple layers of management. True False 17. Top-level managers typically allocate resources on the basis of performance and compliance. True False 18. Individuals who influence decision-making processes and their outcomes must have formal authority. True False 19. Having access to relevant and important information is power. True False 20. A true picture of a person's power is provided by their position within the organization. True False 21. Empowered employees must be given enough information to see the "big picture." True False 22. Performance feedback is not necessary for newly empowered employees. True False 23. The higher the substitutability of a subunit, the greater is its power within the organization. True False 12-3
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Chapter 12 - Power, Politics, and Empowerment 24. Politically motivated behaviors can block the formal power that exists in an organization. True False 25. Compliance occurs when you agree internally with a decision, action, or request, are enthusiastic about it, and are likely to exert unusual effort to carry it out.
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Chap012 - Chapter 12 - Power, Politics, and Empowerment...

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