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Organizational Behavior, 11th edition by John R. Schermerhorn, Jr, Mary Uhl-Bien, James G. Hunt, Richard N. Osborn

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Chapter 12. Power and Politics

Chapter at a glance

Because individuals join organizations for their own reasons and goals, power and politics are inevitable and must be understood. Here's what to look for in Chapter 12. Don't forget to check your learning with the Summary Questions & Answers and Self-Test in the end-of-chapter Study Guide.

WHAT ARE POWER AND INFLUENCE?

Interdependence, Legitimacy, and Power

Obedience

Acceptance of Authority and the Zone of Indifference

WHAT ARE THE KEY SOURCES OF POWER AND INFLUENCE?

Position Power

Personal Power

Power and Influence Capacity

Relational Influence

WHAT IS EMPOWERMENT?

Keys to Empowerment

Power as an Expanding Pie

From Empowerment to Valuing People

WHAT IS ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS?

Traditions of Organizational Politics

Politics of Self-Protection

Politics and Governance

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Power and Politics

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