|Power and Politics
Power and Politics in the Workplace
In general, politics refers to the social and structural arrangements and priorities of public and civic life. It therefore encapsulates a whole range of issues relating to structures, policies, and values, in the spoken and unspoken form of communication. Politics of any organization form the norms and the expected behavior of any group or organization. There are many forms of power in the work place, legitimate, reward, and expert power to name a few. Power in the work place is the ability to determine the in-group and out-group. The in-group maybe people whom management of a given organization accepts. This fact usually gives this select group (in-group) favorable consideration over people who maybe considered the out-group. These favorable considerations are in the form of promotions, assignment, awards and the ability to work on special projects. For some, power falls into the company of words that carries negative conn...