Power & Influence in Organizational Life
'The excercises of power, influence and related aspects of political behavior has been recognized from a practical and theoretical standpoint as an increasingly important and largely overlooked component of organizational life. The main objective of this course is to provide a framework for detecting, interpreting and understanding power and influence manifestations in a rational and objective manner. Topics addressed will include: (1) the concept of power and influence and politics and their role organizational life; (2) sources of power and influence; (3) assessment of and conditions of the use of power; (4) strategies, tactics and modalities of political behavior; and (5) managerial and structural implications of power and politics. The course will be conducted in a seminar format with computer model applications.'