Role power. This is the most obvious kind of power you have. As a manager, you have the power to tell your employees what to do because it's your job--your role. Sometimes this is called "programmed responsibility." Each player on the team has designated activities, and yours is to lead and manage and supervise, to get work done through others.
Reward power. As a manager, you also have reward power. Whether employees get raises usually depends on your evaluation of their work. You also can reward in other ways, such as approving leave requests, praising a job well done, recognizing the employee of the month, or whatever you know your people will consider positive...(register to read more)
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