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Mgmt 310a - Organization Behavior and Management

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Organizational Behavior 14e Robbins Judge Chapter 13 Power and Politics 1 Power can be defined as A the ability to influence the behavior of others B the actualization of the dependency of others C congruence between the goals of the leader and those being led D downward influence on one s followers E upward influence on one s leaders Answer A Explanation Power refers to a capacity that A has to influence the behavior of B so B acts in accordance with A s wishes Someone can thus have power but not use it it is a capacity or potential Diff 2 Page Ref 420 Topic A Definition of Power Skill AACSB Analytic Skills Objective Power Quest Category Concept Definitional LO 1 2 Which one of the following is not implied in the definition of power A influence B potential C dependency D actualization E capacity Answer D Explanation Power refers to a capacity that A has to influence the behavior of B so B acts in accordance with A s wishes Someone can thus have power but not use it it is a capacity or potential Probably the most important aspect of power is that it is a function of dependency Diff 2 Page Ref 420 Topic A Definition of Power Skill AACSB Analytic Skills Objective Power Quest Category Concept Definitional LO 1 1 Copyright 2011 Pearson Education Inc 3 The most important aspect of power is probably that it A is needed to get things done in an organization B is a function of dependency C tends to corrupt people D is counter productive E involves control Answer B Explanation Power refers to a capacity that A has to influence the behavior of B so B acts in accordance with A s wishes Someone can thus have power but not use it it is a capacity or potential Probably the most important aspect of power is that it is a function of dependency Diff 2 Page Ref 420 Topic A Definition of Power Skill AACSB Analytic Skills Objective Power and Dependency Quest Category Concept Definitional LO 1 4 Which of the following statements is true concerning power A Trust and mistrust affect the



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