Legitimate power This is also known as positional power ie it derives from the

Legitimate power this is also known as positional

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Legitimate power This is also known as positional power i.e. it derives from the position where a person holds a hierarchy. In the matter of BBC legitimate power should be in the hands of a few individuals. By using this power issues can be overcome. Expert power A power which derives from knowledge known as expert power. In BBC the people who are expert in their knowledge can be given preferences over the other ones and hence it can influenced actions of other employees. Referent Power It is derived from interpersonal relationships that a person manages with others in the organisation. In BBC, this power generated by the authorities having individual referent power. Coercive Power This power generated by the idea of threats, punishments, sanctions etc. on the junior employees. In BBC due to legitimate power, boss can reprimand another employee. This leads to pressure over the employees and thus performance affected.
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Reward Power In an organisation people who have such power tend to influence the actions of other employee. In BBC employees should be affected such that they can be motivated by their leaders. Political behaviour of managers It includes a summary of power and politics in the organisation. It lowers the output of the individual and affects the productivity of the organisation. According to Chanlat's, organisation theory neglects individuals political behaviour within an organisation. So, it is explored using three key dimensions of political behaviours: internal-external, vertical-lateral and legitimate-illegitimate in the organisation. In the context of BBC, political behaviour of managers affects the capability, working ability and potential of employees. TASK 2 Content and Process Theories of Motivation Motivation is the characteristics that helps to achieve goal. It is the drive that pushes to work hard and gives the strength, when things are not going on way. It effectively manages performance in the organisation which helps individual and teams. Here Motivational Theories are taken into consideration in the context of BBC which can improve the performance of employees. Two types of theories, content and process are described here: Content Theory of Motivation It describes as what is required for motivation. Here Maslow's hierarchy of needs is taken into consideration. This theory shows the needs from lower to higher. As lower needs are fulfilled there is a tendency of higher needs to emerge. This theory is divided into five parts as: Physiological needs This is the basic need that an employee requires. It can help an employee working in BBC to motivate himself because physiological needs gives the basic which is required for. It helps in achieving concentration and will provide a positive feedback to the employee regarding company.
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  • Spring '16
  • British Broadcasting corporation

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