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The heart of the beast Acquiring and redistributing power in modern organizations

The heart of the beast Acquiring and redistributing power in modern organizations Asserts that history shows humanity’s quest for power over its environment and of individuals over each other. Suggests that ignoring the desire for power and influence or leaving a vacuum where people are left to feel powerless is to invite trouble; instead, these primal needs should be faced in a positive and worthwhile manner. Proposes that the need for power should be addressed and a sense of being powerful, rather than powerless, should be encouraged throughout organizations. Concludes that, in the 1990s, having power will increasingly mean sharing information, knowledge and trust. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Empowerment in Organizations Emerald Publishing

The heart of the beast Acquiring and redistributing power in modern organizations

Empowerment in Organizations , Volume 5 (3): 6 – Sep 1, 1997

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0968-4891
DOI
10.1108/14634449710180251
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Abstract

Asserts that history shows humanity’s quest for power over its environment and of individuals over each other. Suggests that ignoring the desire for power and influence or leaving a vacuum where people are left to feel powerless is to invite trouble; instead, these primal needs should be faced in a positive and worthwhile manner. Proposes that the need for power should be addressed and a sense of being powerful, rather than powerless, should be encouraged throughout organizations. Concludes that, in the 1990s, having power will increasingly mean sharing information, knowledge and trust.

Journal

Empowerment in OrganizationsEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 1997

Keywords: Culture; Organizations; Power

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