Thursday, December 2, 2010

AUTHORITY & POWER


Power is much broader concept than authority power is the ability of individuals or

groups to informal the actions of other persons or groups.

AUTHORITY:

Authority is the legal right to command actions by others and to enforce compliance.

Authority may also be defined as

the degree of discretion in organizational position

conferring on persons occupying these positions the right to use their judgment in

decision making.

POWER:

Power is border concept then authority. I may be defined as a strong influence on

direction on individuals is behaviors power may also define as the ability of

individuals or groups to influence the action of other persons. There are five bases /

sources or kind of power.

1- LEGITIMATE POWE

The official position of a person is an organization is known as legitimate power . for

example, a major in army has power over Captain and subordinate.

2- COERCIVE POWER

A person’s ability to create fear in other individuals and is based on subordinates

expectation that punishment will be received for not completing work. It is closely

related to reward power and normally arising from legitimate.

3- REWARD POWER

Power arises from ability of some people to grant reward reward is known as reward

power. University Professors have considerable reward. power they made high grade.

4- EXPERT POWER

Power may also come from the expertness of a person or a group. This power of

knowledge. Physician lowers, &university professors may have considerable

influence for their special knowledge.

5- REFERENT POWER

This is the power of admiring high esteemed leader by individuals.

6- DECESION MAKING POWER

This power arises from the power of positions. When people speak pf authority in

managerial setting, they are usually referring to the decision making power.

Ditulis Oleh : Naz Nazir // Thursday, December 02, 2010
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