12 pages (3000 words)
, Literature review
Scholars have tried to define power as “the capacity to produce intended effects, and in particular, the ability to influence the behaviour of another person” (Dunbar and Burgoon, 2005). Power can reside in various forms in an organisation. These can be in the form of formal authority such as manager, power while controlling scarce resources, power in terms of hierarchy, organisational structures, rules and regulations, control of information, knowledge, boundaries and decision process and power given to the employees.