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Chapter 12 Power, Politics, and Empowerment 1. (p. 339) Influence is the capability to get someone to do something. FALSE Power is the capability to get someone to do something. Difficulty: Hard Ivancevich - Chapter 12 #1 2. (p. 340) Power is not a personal attribute; it is an aspect of the relationship that exists between two or more people. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 12 #2 3. (p. 340) No individual or group can have power in isolation. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 12 #3 4. (p. 340) Power symmetry in an organization remains constant over time. FALSE Power symmetry in an organization changes over time as a person or group gains or loses power. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 12 #4 1
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5. (p. 341) Power facilitates an organization's adaptation to its environment. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 12 #5 6. (p. 341) Legitimate power is also called authority or position power . TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 12 #6 7. (p. 341) Possessing legitimate power ensures that all of your orders will be followed by your subordinates. FALSE Possessing legitimate power does not ensure that subordinates will follow all of your orders; the orders must fall within the subordinate's zone of indifference. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 12 #7 8. (p. 341) A person's zone of indifference can widen or narrow, depending on the situation. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 12 #8 9. (p. 342) Even if a reward has no value to an individual, it is likely to influence behavior. FALSE Individuals are not likely to be influenced by rewards that they don't care to earn. Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 12 #9 2
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10. (p. 342) One must be in a position of authority to possess coercive power. FALSE One need not be in a position of power to possess coercive power, as when fear of rejection by coworkers for noncompliance causes an individual to perform a requested task. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 12 #10 11. (p. 342) Experts have power even when their formal position in the organizational hierarchy is low. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 12 #11 12. (p. 342) Expert power is as unlimited as the talent of the individual possessing it. FALSE Expert power is not unlimited, and one's expertise may not bestow as much power as believed. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 12 #12 13. (p. 343) Structure impacts informal power through its effect on information and communication flows within the system. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 12 #13 14. (p. 343) The use of coercive power seldom results in resistance. FALSE The use of coercive power is very likely to result in resistance. Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 12 #14 3
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15. (p. 343) The use of expert or referent power results in compliance, but not commitment. FALSE
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