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Leading Organizations Leader as a Politician Conflict Handling Style Assertive vs. Cooperative o o Top Left: Compete- satisfy own interest regardless of impact on other o Bottom Left: Avoid- satisfy fully concerns of all parties o Top Right: Collaborate- withdraw from or suppress conflict o Bottom Right: Accommodate- place opponents interests above own interests o Middle: Compromise- each party give up something Situations o Competing: win – lose, never going to deal with person again (short term) o Avoiding: some situations not worth negotiating, avoiding might be a good choice o Collaborating: mergers/acquisitions Video: Bullies on the Job Is office bullying a simple form of organizational conflict? If you’re a victim, what to do? IF you’re the boss, how to create a bully-free work environment? o Name it o Take time off- do research
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Unformatted text preview: o When you graduate from USC and take a job, what thinkgs can you do to enhance your power and accelerate your career progress? • Network • Graduate school Bases of Power • Formal Power (position in firm) o Coercive power: fear o Reward power: positive benefit o Legitimate power: authority of position • Personal Power (person’s unique characteristics) o Expert power: expertise, skills &knowledge o Referent power: identification with person Power as Dependency • The greater the dependency, the greater the power • “A” has power over “B” to the extent: o “A” has control over something “B” values (importance ) o “B” cannot obtain it elsewhere (scarcity ) o “B” cannot easily find substitutes for it (nonsubstitutability ) o Leader as a Negotiator...
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