Power and politics


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what is power?concept of power,influence,authority? sources of power? what is organizational politics? types of politics?

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Power and politics

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  2. 2. The ability of one person to get another person to do something that he or she would not normally do. Ability to influence the behavior of others with or without resistance. Having control over on something the right to influence another person the process of affecting the thoughts, behaviour, and feelings of another person
  3. 3. the exercise of that the capability to get someone to do capability something power in action the potential to influence a transaction in which (Robert Dahl): A has person B is induced by power over B to the person A to behave in extent that he can get B a certain way to do something B would not otherwise do
  4. 4. Motive: to satisfy personal interests Personal Characteristics Successful influence (had desired effect) POWER Organizational Position Unsuccessful influence (did not have desired effect) Motive: to satisfy organizational goals
  5. 5. That stem from a person position in an organization. That stem from personal characters
  6. 6. The power to control and use organizational resources to accomplish goals The power to give pay rises, per motions, praise, Interesting projects and other rewards to subordinates.
  7. 7. The power to give or with hold punishment such as suspension, termination, or even the withholding praise or good will. That stem to access to and control over information
  8. 8. That stem from superior ability or expertise That stem from being liked, admired, or respect,
  9. 9. may guarantee simple most effective, but also most compliance, but we want to difficult to achieve because it avoid bringing Ivan to the party. requires longevity. is a possibility but limited in its requires the constant scope (i.e. grades). demonstration of knowledge and skill (you may also have to relinquish some control ) just gets ugly. You didn’t do what I want so I’m going to do this to you…
  10. 10. Be polite and clear. Explain reasons when requesting something from your staff. Respond to concerns of staffers Use legitimate authority.
  11. 11. Attempts to influence others using discretionary behaviours to promote personal objectives Discretionary behaviours -- neither explicitly prescribed nor prohibited Politics may be good or bad for the organization
  12. 12. Managing impressions Controlling information Attacking & blaming Forming coalitions Cultivating networks Creating obligations
  13. 13.       political behavior consists of normal, every-day politics: forming coalitions bypassing the chain of command complaining to your supervise or developing outside contacts through professional activities       Political behavior is so extreme that it violates the rules of the game Sabotage whistle-blowing symbolic protests
  14. 14.  a tactic used to gain the goodwill of another group doing favors. The process of forming relationships with influential people A tactic used to control others or build status
  15. 15. Create a favorable image your accomplishments. the process of individuals banning together to achieve a to; oppose or support a proposed policy or change. is blaming and attacking others when things go wrong or not working individuals make themselves necessary to the organization.