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Organization 21C: Someday All Organizations Will Lead This Way by Subir Chowdhury

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Power Use that Counters these Dilemmas

These dilemmas are real and will not go away in the foreseeable future, but there are three approaches that can help work through them and will therefore be increasingly common. The first is to increase the total amount of power in any system, so that all members are more effective. The second is to use and reinforce articulated vision as a uniting element. The third is to build skills of mutual influence, enhancing the quality of decision making.

Increasing the Total Amount of Power

Organizational power has often been conceived of as a limited, fixed commodity, subject to struggles for capture by competing players. In some circumstances that is an accurate description, and individuals who do not know how ...

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