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Module 4      1 Module 4: Organizational Processes
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Module 4      2 Abstract Response to the first question explains the meaning of “systems of power.” This means  that Power is introduced into the system as arrangements are made to handle incidents.  Response to the second question illustrates that leaders get their power from five  sources: Expert power, positional power, reward power, coercive power and personal  power.   Response   to   third   question   describes   the   Weber’s   Typology   of   Authority.  Response to the fourth question explains that Power may shift among individuals and  groups in organization over time. Response to fifth question lists the three key bases of  conflict. .
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Module 4      3 Module 4 Deliverables Assignments:  Questions Question 1:  Organizations have been defined as “systems of power.” Explain what  this means. Response: “Organizations have been defined as “systems of power.” This means that  Power is introduced into the system as arrangements are made to handle incidents, we  see that there is not fixed amount of power in the system for all time; the amount of  power can contract or expand. Thus, Lammers (1967:204), discussing research on  increasing workers’ participation in organizational decision-making, concludes, To sum up, managers and the managed in organizations at the same time come  to  influence   each   other   more  effectively   and   thereby   generate   joint   power   as   the  outcome of a better command by the organization over its technological, economic, and  human resources in the service of certain objectives” ( Tolbert Pamela, Hall Richard,  Organizations Structures, Processes, and Outcomes, Tenth Edition, PP 77) Question 2:  Where do leaders get their power?
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Module 4      4 Response:  Power is a force of influence and authority. Most leaders wield power, but  how power is manifested and used often differs between leaders. Leaders get their  power from five sources 1. Expert Power : When a leader has significant domain knowledge/skills. E.g. an  expert accountant influences how junior accountants go about their tasks. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course MBA 520,510,59 taught by Professor Kate during the Spring '11 term at Asian Institute of Management.

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