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Organizations as Political Systems

Having trouble with this Clement article, in light of the material that I have read on organizational leadership and politics. Not understanding how to describe the exercise of leadership depends on understanding the politics of the organization.

Summing up the key lessons of the Clement article in no more than 3-6 sentences.
To what degree does Clement's analysis distinguish among the three companies? Are there areas where you see his advice as the same across situations?
Are there any differences in the time frames or other context features of the situations described that might affect your conclusions about the relationship of politics to leadership??
Summarize your overall thoughts on the management of power in social relationships, the balance of personal vs. organizational responsibility for doing this management, and the relationship of this management (that is, politics) to leadership What, if anything, does thinking about an "organization as a political system" add to what we have learned by thinking about an "organization as a machine", an "organization as an organism", an "organization as a brain", and an "organization as a culture"?

response is 550 words and two references

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Summing up the key lessons of the Clement article in no more than 3-6 sentences.

This articles summarizes why it is important to deal with organizational culture. Management is able to transform the organization by breaking through the culture that currently exists. Clement then discusses the role of leadership in regards to organizational change. The last area mentioned is in regards to organizational power. He goes on to further elaborate in this area on that not all power is bad, and then discusses how it can become subtle to see it within an organization.

To what degree does Clement's analysis distinguish among the three companies? Are there areas where you see his advice as the same across situations?

The analysis that Clement provides with each company appears the same. From reading the article, he was discussing change management throughout it. Basically, no ...

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How organizations are political systems are discussed. A summary of the experts overall thoughts on management of power in social relationships is given.

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