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Organizational leadership

1.How has the structure of today's organization changed from the organization of the past? What is the most significant event in the evolution of organizational structure? Defend your response.

2.How can an organization use its culture to influence control over its employees? Is it ethical to do so? If not, can an organization actively influence its employees through socialization?

3.According to Yukl (2010), French and Raven developed a power taxonomy that listed five distinct types of power in relation to their source. How are these power types used within an organization? From this list, which power type would you consider most valuable and why?

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1. How has the structure of today's organization changed from the organization of the past? What is the most significant event in the evolution of organizational structure?

There is a drastic change compared to today. Successful organizations today are more globalized in operations which was made possible because of the internet revolution. The most significant is the advent of cheap yet powerful communications tools-mobile cell phones integrated to computer technology.
The span of the organizations' reach now is beyond imagination. Different business franchisees are scattered around the world today and can be managed in real time.

2. How can an organization use its culture to influence control over its employees? Is it ethical to do so? If not, can an organization actively influence its employees through socialization?

There is nothing wrong or unethical with the organization influencing its culture over its employees as long as that culture imparts equity and fairness. Organizational culture comprises the attitudes, experiences, beliefs, and values of the organization, acquired through social learning, that control the way individuals and groups in the organization interact with one another and with parties outside it (Serrat, 2009).
A company's culture emanates from its vision and is internalized by the people working in that environment. A case in point is Apple Corporation's cult-like culture of product development, innovation, and excellence. This culture ...

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The solution discusses how today's organizational structure changed. It also discusses the most significant event in the evolution of organizational structure. It also looked into the organization and how its influences its culture over its employees. It also investigates power taxonomy that listed the distinct types of power in relation to their source.

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