“Moral Authority comes from following universal and timeless principles like honesty, integrity, and treating people with respect”-Stephen Covey. With power comes great responsibility, just as authority does. However, sometimes people abuse their power in certain situations. It is also common to see people with power step on the people below them.
If the organisation succeeds with setting a goal that all the employees in the group feel that they want to contribute to and that they together with the group are able to achieve, the organisation can with help of group rewards decrease unhealthy competition. We believe that group based reward system are a way to organisation to implement team spirit as a part of the workday. The most expressed advantage with using a team based reward system is that it promotes cooperation between the employees in an organisation. One common reason for an organisation to choose to reward on a group level can be because if the work is being done in group it is easier to reward the group as
Conformity may be much less salient than authority pressure. Would ordinary people, under the direction of an authority figure obey just about any order they were given, even to torture? It’s a phenomenon that’s been used to explain atrocities from the Holocaust to the Vietnam War’s My Lai massacre to the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. What is the degree of self-responsibility practiced by a person under the authority affects their level of obedience to unjust
Legitimate power is the power that a correctional staff has over an inmate by virtue of their position as a correctional officer (Hartzell, 2015). This type of power gives a correctional officer the power to reasonably control an inmate’s normal day-to-day activities (Carlton & Garrett, 2008). Most inmates willingly submit to the officer’s legitimate power and this is the type of power most commonly exercised by correctional officers. Coercive power is the least used of the three types of power by correctional officers (Carlton & Garrett, 2008). This is power that is backed by the threat of force.
When it comes to the different kinds of authority, having to use force or suggestion to follow an order is considered irrational authority while acting in the name of reason is known as rational authority. In the film A Few Good Men, Dawson and Downey blindly follow commands not only because it was their duty to, but due to the mind set they were trained in and the three social processes that created conditions in which moral thoughts against violence become weakened. By following an order from their superior, Dawson and Downey received punishment due to it being an unethical order, and Kelman and Hamilton effectively explain how their situation involves authorization. For authorization to exist, the subordinates are required to obey in the terms of their role obligations instead of their personal preferences (K & H 139).
Some find it difficult to diffuse authority… [which] causes some to feel threatened and insecure” (Sferra). More simply, an authoritative leader is one that has supreme power over the people. McMurphy’s transformational
A common aspect I see in people , whether they be friends, family, acquaintances, is the idea that the authority abuses its power. If a cop uses life-threatening tactics to stop a criminal from running away, some believe that the officer was abusing power given to him/her. On the other hand, others may feel that officer was just doing his/her duty in order to protect the citizen. This recurring debate is seen all the time in society. There is this distinct relationship between the citizens and the authority.
Correspondingly, freedom of power can over power the will of being good. Gladwell writes about one of the guards, who said that “there were times when we were pretty abusive, getting right in faces and yelling at them” one guard remembers “ It was part of the whole atmosphere of terror”. As the experiment progressed, the guard got systematically crueler and more sadistic”(Gladwell 158). The freedom of power was so influential that the guard forgot his real identity and started to act like a real guard. The power led them to
Week two talks about leadership qualities. Leadership is how an individual influences another individual or groups to achieve a common purpose. For a leader to achieve its set purpose or vision towards individual, organization, or a group, influence is the aim. Influence, therefore is the ability to direct or indirect manipulation to get others to act or respond in accordance to a leader’s want or desires. When a leader leads, the leader will often times have the people he or she is leading conform to his or her ways of doing things or at least agrees with the leader, which in this case regard as being obedience.
Authority’s pressure is something we cannot go against. If we disobey, then we have to face the consequences of our actions and the fear of this can be so strong that it might turn people into non-questioning individuals who are afraid of expressing their own ideas. The Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War can be given as an example of how scared people, soldiers in this case, are afraid of authority. Obeying Lord Raglan’s order was “sheer folly” but although the cavalry commanders were aware of that, they still obeyed the order and their obedience lead to a disaster. More than 71% of soldiers didn’t return (Sutherland 41).
Leadership Analysis Introduction One of the popular definitions of a leader is, "The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers." ( ) A more comprehensive definition that highlights striking features of a leader is, "A simple definition of leadership is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.” ( ) A closer scrutiny of the characteristics of an influential leader would many ways assist one, in recognizing those attributes in an attempt to assimilate the best in others.
As per Brickley, the reward system must encourage the employees to stick to the organisation for longer periods as well as increase the motivation and commitment to the company therefore lead to the increase in productivity and profit maximising. [ct. Brickley 2002, pp.172]. On the contrary, Holmes stated that, there are many negative significances lead by reward system if not used properly. Sometimes,
Introduction At the present competitive world leadership is a dynamic process where influencing others is the most important issues. That’s why exercising power is one of the most important issue to be a charismatic leader and this power doesn’t come automatically it comes after advocating other fellow members. Here, one thing is most important to remind that the power should be imposed and exercise within the worth and boundaries of the leaders. However organization’s culture, its mission, vision, short-term strategies all these reform the leadership process.