The Sage Course Companion on organization theory is an accessible introduction to a challenging subject area. This book helps readers extend their understanding of theories and make the connection between these theories and organizational practice. It enhances their thinking skills in line with course requirements and provides support on how to revise for exams and prepare for and write assessed pieces. Readers are encouraged not only to think like an organizational theorist but also to think about the subject critically.
Chapter 5: Power, Conflict and Control
Power, Conflict and Control
We now address the topics of power, conflict, and control. Each is part of everyday organizational life and therefore it's important to understand the ways in which power can be exercised effectively and appropriately, how to implement controls that measure performance but also motivate employees, and how to manage ...