Power and politics in organizations are not new considerations. However, with the competitive challenges organizations face in the twenty-first century, power and politics require new meaning and application to enhance organizational functional efficiency and effectiveness. Though many leadership theories have been proposed and implemented in the last twenty years, have these theories really reshaped organizational behavior (OB) in such a way that employees are excited and ready to help the organization achieve its goals and objectives? Are there newer theories beyond servant leadership, stewardship, or transformational leadership that might reframe employees and even OB? Were theories proposed more than twenty years ago perhaps too futuristic at the time?
Then, respond to the following:
- Power and politics have often been touted as influencing, even shaping, organizational behavior. Discuss how leadership might be used (the style, approach, and essentials) so that power and coercion do not shape employee behavior negatively.
- How can you reframe employees’ feelings about offshoring jobs to restore trust in leader/managers?
Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Use at least 4 references