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Think about the potential influences that power and politics may have on your scenario organisation. Consider all perspectives, including the organisation’s employees, managers and human resource professionals. Consider the processes you may recommend to minimise power and politics in your scenario organisation.
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Write a summary in which you critically discuss the potential influences of power and politics that can affect your scenario organisation. Explain the issues of power and politics that may arise within and across teams as a consequence of the pending changes in your scenario organisation. Include how power and politics might influence employees and managers. Explain how power and politics might influence human resource processes, such as recruitment, selection and promotion in the organisation. Explain two human resource processes you would recommend to a staff manager to minimise power and politics in the organisation. Please include a detailed description of steps you would include in your recommended processes.
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The main purpose of power and politics in an organisational setting is to direct and control the behaviour of the members in order to achieve the goals of the organisation (Oh, Chung & Labianca, 2004). One of the primary outcomes of power and politics is manipulation where one party exercises influence over another to cause the latter to act in a desired way. This causes a ripple effect, and may result in various potential influences. One of these influences is negotiation and cooperation with the manipulator. Another potential influence is resistance where a group forms a coalition to resist the influence of the manipulator. Consequently, organisational members with a desire for advancement through power and politics have to learn the culture for success within their specific organisation (Spreitzer, Sutcliffe, Dutton, Sonenshein, & Grant, 2005)....