Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Power and Politics

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Power and Politics


The toughest of all areas within corporate life is dealing with power and politics.
Some companies are better or worse than others in the amount of political activity taking
place.
Usually, the larger the company, the more part the politics plays in one's ability to perform.
In order to be successful in the corporate world, people need power.
There are many types of powers.
All have their advantages and disadvantages.
Power may be used for both the benefits of an organisation or disadvantage for it.
Similarly, politics may be used for both, self benefit without harming others or harm to
others.


Expert Power: Power that arises from a person's expertise, knowledge or talent.
Reward Power: When the source of power is a person's control over rewarding outcomes, the
power is called reward power.

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