sábado, 14 de julio de 2012

7 Types of Power in the Workplace

  • Coercive power associated with people who are in a position to punish others. People fear the consequences of not doing what has been asked of them.
  • Connection power is based upon who you know.  This person knows, and has the ear of, other powerful people within the organization.
  • Expert power comes from a person’s expertise.  This is commonly a person with an acclaimed skill or accomplishment.
  • A person who has access to valuable or important information possesses informational power.
  • Legitimate power, comes from the position a person holds.  This is related to a person’s title and job responsibilities.  You might also hear this referred to as positional power.
  • People who are well-liked and respected can have referent power.

  • Reward power is based upon a person’s ability to bestow rewards.  Those rewards might come in the form of job assignments, schedules, pay or benefits.
Fuente: HR Bartender:   http://www.hrbartender.com/2010/training/7-types-of-power-in-the-workplace/

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