Posted by Andrew on 16th August 2008
What exactly is ‘power’? People define it in multiple ways: as a fundamental way of behaving in organizations, as a form of personal influence, as a key factor that leads to success; as the manner in which resources are used, as a means of creating dependency on the power wielder, and as an exciting experience.It’s useful to think in terms of different types of power you’ll encounter in an organization. role power-from holding a particular role in an organization from which resources can be used to influence, such as power of authority, power to allocate rewards, power to punish, power to control resources, power of dismissal/demotion, power to change structures, power to coerce, power to arbitratepersonal impact power-application of individual characteristics like extroversion, charm, physical attractivenessreverence power-promoting a mystique whereby the adulation of the leader reaches immortal...
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