Topic: Sources of Power
Written paper 4 â€“ 5 pages
From your readings this week, highlight and summarize the sources of power in organizations.
Then, explain which ones are in a media organization
Apply Hofstedeâ€™s national culture dimensions to your analysis. Include examples from any international experience if applicable.
APA formatting, proper in-text citations, and references are required for your initial post.
The theories of power, control, and conflict in organizations are rooted in industrial models that may no longer be relevant or applicable in certain modern organizations. Rapid advances in information communication technologies enable new forms of power.
Jeremy Heimans: What New Power Looks Like (15:09)
This chapter explains organizational power, control, and conflict. More specifically, it will help readers understand the various sources of power (formal and informal) at the individual, departmental, and organizational levels. This chapter complements the readings from week 3 as power is also derived from intentional design of organization structure.
Hatch, M. J. (2018). Organization theory: Modern, symbolic, and postmodern perspectives.4th ed.. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Chapter 8: Power in and Around Organizations: Organizational Power, Control, and Conflict
This chapter explores organizations as political systems where interests, conflict, and power dynamics are at play.
Morgan, G. (2006). Images of organization(Updated ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Chapter 6: Interest, Conflict, and Power: Organizations as Political Systems