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    Power and Politics Influencing Organizational Structure

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    How does power and politics affect or influence organizational structure?

    What is the relationship between organizational structure and culture?

    What strategies can you use to resist change?

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    1. Power is shown through formal hierarchical mechanistic structures whereby strategy is imposed by top management. The system is autocratic in which people are working by obeying orders/instructions. Power structures influence political decisions whereby the stance of a company within the marketplace is positioned so that it aligns closely with political wishes of a country, and the internal politics of the organization is adjusted to please the master, so to speak. Within organizations indicators of power include status, claim on resources, representation and symbols followed. For external ...

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    This is a discussion on power and politics and the relationship between organizational structure and culture.

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