Importance Of Reward Power In Public Service

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- Reward power: This is the type of power when the senior or boss motivates the workforces by offering them reward upon the completion of the work. The reward can be raise, promotion, bonus, day-off etc.
- Legitimate power: When the leadership and stature of a person is recognized by the entire workforce then the person said to have legitimate power. For example: Chief of the Army staff upon whose vision and direction the whole organization functions.
Under personal there are two sub categories:
- Expert power: This type of power comes from the qualities, expertise and knowledge instilled in a person already. In these cases, in a board room, where everyone across the table is more or equal, meeting the person with more knowledge and skills
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My job was to meet various government and public service officials. In the public service system in India no body hardly
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In that system there is a lot of abuse of power as in the officer wont show up for days and when ever there is a checking by a superior the officer will show up. But when I Interned with a German company in Dubai that time all the three formals power were in place and used often as the firm is there to make profit so reward and coercive power is the most often used so that targets are meet.
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The ability to get others do things on your own will is called as power. Yet the meaning of the word ‘Ability’ is still disputed. The employees of an organization can readily identify people with power in their respective organizations. Organizations take power and politics as dirty words. Yet employees realize that use of power is essential in functioning of day to day
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The structures determine the use of power for an individual. This source is much more social than personal. An employees position in the value chain determines how powerful he/she is. The power that he/she possess is because of the position but that power belongs to that position rather than that person. Your location in the chain also determines power it means who central you are in the organization. Intra-organizationally the more centrally located you are the more powerful you are it because of the access to the available resources because the nature of central structure is such that it gives you more access to available
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