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
Acceptance of Authority and the Zone of Indifference
WHAT ARE THE KEY SOURCES OF POWER AND INFLUENCE?
Power and Influence Capacity
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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