Journal – Power & Conflict in Organizations

Instructions: Complete the following questions, which are worth 5 points each. Seek to apply what you have learned from the chapters, and what you learned completing the self-assessments.

Write 3-5 sentences per question.

1 seq NL_a \r 0 \h . Can a person without influence be a leader? Does having influence automatically make someone a leader?

2 seq NL_a \r 0 \h . Have you ever engaged in impression management? What did you hope to accomplish?

3 seq NL_a \r 0 \h . Is there a logical sequence for the use of power bases that a manager might follow? For instance, should the use of legitimate power usually precede the use of reward power, or vice versa?

4 seq NL_a \r 0 \h . Cite examples in which you have been committed, compliant, and resistant as a result of efforts to influence you. Think of times when your attempts to influence others led to commitment, compliance, and resistance.

5 seq NL_a \r 0 \h . Do you agree or disagree with the assertion that political behavior is inevitable in organizational settings?

6 seq NL_a \r 0 \h . Recall examples of how you have either used or observed others using the techniques

of political behavior identified in the chapter. What other techniques can you suggest?

7 seq NL_a \r 0 \h . Recall an instance when you have experienced each of the four forms of organizational justice in either a positive or negative manner.

8 seq NL_a \r 0 \h . Are certain forms of conflict more likely than others to be associated with each level of interdependence? In what way?

9 seq NL_a \r 0 \h . How comfortable are you personally in dealing with conflict?

10 seq NL_a \r 0 \h . Why don’t people engaged in all negotiation situations try to adopt a win-win mentality?

  1. What did you accomplish this week? How has what you are learning in your current course assisted with this?
  2. What did you apply and how did you apply it?
  3. Were there problems encountered with job assignments or your work environment? What were your efforts towards resolution?
  4. Directly connect course related content to this week’s experiences at work.


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