Lecture 12 - Power & Control
Lecture 12 - Power & Control ORSC 1109
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Date Created: 03/02/16
Leslie Ogu ORSC 1109 03/02/2016 Power and Influence Power ● Def: the extent to which party A can get party B to do something they would not normally do ● relational ● exercised ● can be multidirectional ● there is always an associated cost ● Authority : the legitimate exercise of power ● Politics: nonlegitimate use of power ● Accounts for people and organizations ● How does one develop power? ○ Contingency ■ You have to do something for the person (creating a requirement for the person that if they do not do it, you hold power over them) ○ Organization Evolution ■ Power will come over time ■ They key is adaptation ● Weber ○ RationalLegal Power ■ The rules say it ○ Charismatic Power ■ You give the person power because you like them, they are funny, relatable, etc ○ Traditional Power ■ Ex: A teacher usually has some power over the students ● French & Raven ○ Reward ○ Coercion ■ If you don’t do it, you will lose something or won’t get what you asked for ○ Legitimate ■ matches up with the rationallegal power ○ Expert Power ** ■ believe the person knows best ○ Referent ● Power is constantly shiftin ** Control ● Def: managing selfinterest such that organizational interests are paramount ○ I need to control you so that the organization’s interests supercede yours 1. Process Control a. goal setting strategy b. Ex: Faculty Annual Report all professors are required to report this to the university to ensure they are effectively teaching students 2. Agency Control a. Def: giving someone else the control to achieve what your interests are b. introduces a level of separation 3. Market Control a. Def: markets pick the winners and losers b. This means the markets have control over organizational behavior c. Assumes rationality i. assumes you have all the information to make a decision rationally 4. Bureaucratic Control a. the procedures, rules, policies, hierarchy, etc. control b. can be through chains of command, written rules, etc 5. Clan Control a. the culture / social norms have control over you b. nonprofits ● These could be combined in an organization
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