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    Prepare a 700 - 1050 word paper in which you compare and contrast power and politics in organizations. Include in your paper, an analysis of organizational management and leadership practices that impact organizations. Provide a minimum of two real-world examples of the relationship between power and politics and how this relates to management and leadership practices. Please include references.

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    The response addresses the queries posted in 1107 words with references.

    //Before discussing about the comparing & contrasting of the power and politics, we will have to firstly, understand the precise meaning of 'Organization' and 'Role of Power & Politics in the Organization'. So, firstly, we will write about the corporation under the heading of Introduction, for example: //


    Organizations are built by the aggregation of people for some common goals, and in order to achieve these goals, people should behave in a manner, specified by organizational rules, regulations, policies and other methods. Organizations try to achieve this through the process of influencing the behavior of their members. Power and politics are important and necessary part of an organization. It is essential because it is like a hub in a bicycle wheel that runs organizational machinery. Managers without power bases are merely figure-heads and cannot function effectively in their roles. In this process, the management and the leader of the organization also has an important place.

    //Above, we discussed that power and politics play a key role in the Organization. Before, moving to the next section of directions, we will firstly, talk about the precise meaning of 'Power and Politics', in order to clear the meaning.//

    Power and Politics

    In the social phenomenon, the power is a task of ties of reciprocal dependence. In the words of Schermerhorn et al. Power can be defined, as, the capacity of one party to influence the other parties and to act as first party desires. Power can influence the behavior through compliance, identification and internationalization (Schermerhorn, Hunt & Osborn, 2006, pg. 2, ch. 12). In order to coordinate the activities of the organizations such as effective performance, accomplish the pre-establish goals and tasks, etc. Power is necessary.

    In the words of Tushman, politics can be defined as the constitution and procedure of the application of power, to affect the various parameters such as definitions of goals, directions, etc. It is the behavior of self serving that outside the normal legitimate system of influences, may become illegitimate (Tushman, 1977, pg. 217).

    //Above, we talked about the Power that is a task of ties of reciprocal dependence, and on other side; Politics is the constitution and procedure of the application of power. As per directions, we have an insight of the comparison between both the terms. If you want, you can add more ...

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    The response addresses the queries posted in 1107 words with references.