THERE ARE PRIMARILY 2 BASIC GROUPINGS OF POWER AND POWER CAN BESEGREGATED AS FORMAL AND PERSONALFORMAL POWER : FORMAL POWER IS BASED ON AN INDIVIDUAL’SPOSITION IN AN ORGANIZATION.THERE ARE 3 PROMINENT TYPES1.COERCIVE POWER : example – Adolf Hitler is known for his cunningdictatorship. It was his coercive power traits that made him dominant over hiscounterparts.2.REWARD POWER : example - New CEO of YAHOO, Marisa Mayers.She leftGoogle and joined Yahoo just because of POWER of REWARD which included bothFinancial and Nonfinancial emoluments3.LEGITIMATE POWER : example - Umpire on a cricket field has a legitimatepower to make players abide by the rules of the game and carry on theproceeding smoothly..
IT IS NOT MANDATORY TO OCCUPY A FORMAL POSITION IN AN ORGANIZATION TOHAVE POWER.PERSONAL POWER CAN BE EXPLAINED AS INDIVIDUAL’S UNIQUECHARACTERISTICS.THERE ARE 2 PREVAILING PERSONAL POWER TYPES1. EXPERT POWER: example – Jaya Ma’am is an expert faculty in HR, hence she wield Expert power because of expertise ma’am possess.1. REFRENT POWER : example – Justin Timberlake’s association with MC D Beyoncé Knowles association with Tommy Hilfiger,Sachin Tendulkar’s association with Pepsi are all examples of referent power as they influence people to act accordingly .
THE GENERAL POSTULATE: GREATER THE B’S DEPENDENCY ON A,GREATER THEPOWER A HAS OVER BDEPENDENCY IS INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL TO ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OFSUPPLY,ABUNDANCE OF ONE THING OBVIOUSLY MAKES IT COMMON ,HENCE THEREIS NO DEPENDENCY HENCE NO POWER AS THEY ALL ARE INTERTWINEDAS THE OLD SAYING GOES …IN THE LAND OF BLIND,ONE-EYED MAN ISTHE KINGIn order to force the dependency power one needs topossess something uncommon.
3 VITAL INGREDIENTS1. IMPORTANCE2. SCARCITY3. NON SUBSTITUTABILITY IMPORTANCE SCARCITY NON SUBSTUTABILITY
YOUR KINS SEEKING YOUR HELP IN THEIR EXAMS ADDS TO YOUR POWEROVER THEM AS THEY ARE DEPENDENT OVER YOU .PORCHE DO NOT SELL THEIR CARS TO EVERYBODY,THE VERYOWN DEARTH CREATION BY PORSCHE ADDS TO THEIR POWERIN CAR MANUFACTURING ARENA. DURING THE SWINE FLUE EPIDEMIC,THERE WAS ONLY ONE DRUG AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET MANUFACTURED BY A US FIRM ,THERE WAS NO OTHER CLOSE SUBSTITUTE AVAILABLE HENCEFORTH THAT FIRM HAD POWER TO SET PRICES AS PER THEIR WILL.
THE WAYS IN WHICH INDIVIDUALS TRANSLATE POWERBASES INTO SPECIFIC ACTIONS THERE ARE 9 PROMINENT INFLUENCE TACTICS RATIONAL INSPIRATIONALLEGITIMACY PERSUASION APPEALS PERSONALCONSULTATION EXCHANGE APPEALSINGRATIATION PRESSURE COALITIONS
IS ANY UNWANTED ACTIVITY OF A SEXUAL NATURE THAT AFFECTS AN INDIVIDUAL’SEMPLOYMENT AND CREATES A HOSTILE WORK ENVIORNMENT.NOTED EXAMPLES ARE PHILIP MORRIS,DIAL,UPS WHERE IN THE JURY SLAPPEDPENALTY OF $2 MILLION ,$10 MILLION,$80 MILLION FOR CREATING HOSTILEWORKING ENVIORNMENT.THE MORE SUBTLE FORMS OF SEXUAL HARASSEMENT ARE– UNWANTED LOOKS,COMMENTS,OFF COLOR JOKES,SEXUALARTIFACTS,MISREPRESENTATION.SEXUAL HARASEMENT IS MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR WHEN THERE ARE LARGE POWERDIFFRENTIALS.IT IS TWO WAY ,MEN HAASSING WOMEN,WOMEN HARASSING MENEXAMPLE : (M – F)STRAUSS KAHN CEO OF IMF ,SEXUALLY HARASSED A MAID IN ANEW YORK HOTEL AND HE WAS STRIPPED FROM HIS POST OF HEAD OF IMF,WHICHHE DID ONLY BECAUSE THERE WAS HUGE POWER DIFFERENTIAL .EXAMPLE : (F – M) IN THE MOVIE AITRAAZ,IT WAS SHOWN HOW A FEMALE AT HIGHLEVEL ,EXPLOITS HER SUBORDINATE .THE CUSHION THAT LADY ENJOYED WAS OFENJOYING THE MSXIMUM POWER IN THE ORGANIZATION.
LYRICAL POWERThe power of truth is in the belief ;The power of love in the heart .The power of faith is felt in the mind ;With every member of your being a part .Yet the power of change is hard to adjust ;Because temptation is so hopelessly strong .While the power of right is substantially hard ;You must overcome the power of wrong .But the power in you is much greater than all ;In you his power is born .So when the unfairness of life takes your poweraway ;Remember to whom the power belongs. : DENNIS TAYLOR