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Formal authority versus power in profit maximizing organizations

by Julio Rotemberg

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Published by Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Julio J. Rotemberg.
SeriesWorking paper / Alfred P. Sloan School of Management -- WP # 3652-94-EFA, Working paper (Sloan School of Management) -- 3652.
The Physical Object
Pagination25 p. ;
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17937631M
OCLC/WorldCa29894216

formal authority and accountability is delegated, provide order and consistency (bottom line focus) intelligence and myriad of other personal qualities to raise aspirations and transform individuals and organizations into new levels of high performance +Profit-maximizing +Trusteeship +Quality-of-life management. Patagonia. Groups arise as they are needed, as citizens come to understand that their interests are at stake in some emerging policy debate. --Jeffrey Berry, in A Voice for Nonprofits The Nonprofit Sector’s Proud Tradition of Serving America Advocacy is deeply-rooted in nonprofits’ DNA. From before the time our nation was formed through today, citizens – recognizing there is power in.

Understanding Informal Leaders In An Organization (and Benefiting From Them) By Robert Bacal Managers, supervisors, executives or any others with formal power and title within an organization can reap huge benefits from cultivating and developing existing informal leaders in their work units. Or, informal leaders can work against the formal leaders in the organization.   Authority makes use of derived power to give direction and protection to people. This is the authority that a leader in an organization has over his employees; employees bow to his commands and follow his instructions out of fear. This is also the case of formal authority and power. Power is something that is essential in politics.

  Legitimate power comes from having a position of power in an organization, such as being the boss or a key member of a leadership team. This power comes when employees in the organization recognize the authority of the individual. For example, the CEO who determines the overall direction of the company and the resource needs of the company. Kinds of Organizational Authority: the Formal. by Rick Brenner. Last updated: Decem A clear understanding of Power, Authority, and Influence depends on familiarity with the kinds of authority found in organizations. Here's Part I of a little catalog of authority classes.


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Formal authority versus power in profit maximizing organizations Item Preview Formal authority versus power in profit maximizing organizations by Rotemberg, Julio. Publication date Pages: formalauthority. 'I wish to thankseminar participantsat EI in Toulouse for helpful comments In all but thesmallestof firms, authority is delegated in thesensethat employees other than the CEO.

Power is a personal trait, i.e. an acquired ability, whereas authority is a formal right, that vest in the hands of high officials or management personnel.

The major source of power is knowledge and expertise. On the other hand, position and office determine the authority of a person.

Power flows in any direction, i.e. it can be upward. Authority is a formal title or position that gives someone the tools to influence other people within their organization.

A person in authority is often powerful, but power is not necessary for authority. Authority is important for many hierarchical systems and organizations to operate smoothly and quickly.

Differences between Power and. Power is a further-reaching concept than authority and offers much more influence, control and domination as it can be both personal as well as official, while authority is restricted to formal use only in official organizations and offices.

Authority can be taken away as it is official and not personal and once a person is stripped of his. For centuries, philosophers, politicians, and social scientists have explored and commented on the nature of power.

Pittacus (c. – B.C.E.) opined, “The measure of a man is what he does with power,” and Lord Acton perhaps more famously asserted, “Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely” ().

Each power type falls under the classification of either personal or formal power. If someone has personal power, it means their power comes from people following or admiring them for who they are, what they know and how they the other hand, formal power, also considered positional power, comes from their standing in their career or company – they’ve risen through the.

A power structure is an overall system of influence between any individual and every other individual within any selected group of people. A description of a power structure would capture the way in which power or authority is distributed between people within groups such as a government, nation, institution, organization, or a society.

Such structures are of interest to various fields. An organization type in which the job of each member is clearly defined, whose authority, responsibility and accountability are fixed is formal organization. An organization formed within the formal organization as a network of interpersonal relationship, when people interact with each other, is known as informal communication.

Power is a universal constant: it is needed even to run the most trivial functions of an organization or project. Thus, power is a prerequisite for success, irrespective of people’s inner needs for power (Lawrence and Lorsch ).While organizational power can keep an organization in check and even spur it to growth and fame, it is equally effective in destroying the organization as well.

Full text of "Power in profit maximizing organizations" See other formats HDM 1^3 DEWEY WORKING PAPER ALFRED P. SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Power in Profit Maximizing Organizations Julio J.

Rotemberg, MIT School of Management June, Working Paper No. MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 50 MEMORIAL DRIVE CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS Power in Profit Maximizing Organizations. Authority in project management is the power that gives a project manager the ability to act in the name of the project sponsor executive or on behalf of the organization.

There are several different types of authority that project managers can leverage: Positional authority (also referred to as formal or legitimate authority): refers to the project manager's authority enforced through the.

The Difference Between Power and Authority in Leadership; Posted by: Nigel Girling Post Date: 15th July At a basic level, leaders need power. They need the power to influence, to develop, and to enable people. All of these are fundamental to making things happen, and therefore to.

Difference Between Authority and Power. Though the concepts of Authority and Power are related to each other, there are some differences between them which are outlined as follows. Ability vs Right: Power is a generalized ability endowed in an individual to influence the actions of ity is vested in formal managerial or administrative positions.

Formal power is based upon power conferred by the organization, while personal power is power based upon the leader's personal traits.

Of course, a leader can have more than one basis of power. The availability of coercive power varies from one organization and manager to another. Most organizations now have clearly defined policies on employee treatment. Clearly defined rules and procedures that govern how coercive power is used prevent superiors from using their legitimate power (formal authority) arbitrarily and unethically.

Power and authority are separate but related concepts. A manager in an organization has authority if he or she has the right to direct the activities of others and expect them to respond with appropriate actions to attain organizational purposes.

formal authority within organizations and of the separation between formal authority and real authority, thereby showing how a formally integrated structure can accommodate various degrees of "real" in- tegration.

Our approach follows Max Weber's () description of "ratio- nal" or "legal" authority. Weber notes that officials, employees, and. The authority exercised is a kind of legitimate power and people follow figures exercising it, because their positions demand so irrespective of the person holding the position.

Leaders in organizations and elsewhere may have formal authorities but they mostly rely on the informal authority that they exercise on people to influence them.Legitimate power is power that is based on position. Authority confers legitimacy to power. Authority is an institutionalised form of power vested in a position or office.

Position power is an exercise of the authority delegated to a person. Meaning of Organizational Politics. It means the use of power and influences in organizations.Power in the workplace can take many different forms.

It can even exist outside of the formal hierarchy of an organization. One particular type of power is called Reward Power.

Reward Power is one of The 5 Types of Power identified by psychologists John R. P. French and Bertram Raven in