Power and politics greatly influence an organization’s culture.
In business, the culture can make or break an organization’s
productivity. In this assignment, you’ll analyze the ways power and
politics have influenced an organization’s culture. You’ll apply
best practices you learned in course resources and your own
research to make recommendations for improving this organization’s
culture. PREPARATION Using the same organization from the first two
assignments, imagine the CEO has now requested your task force
investigate the influence of power and politics on the corporate
culture. You have been asked to prepare a position the paper that
presents and supports your recommendations to improve the culture.
Prepare for this assignment by delving into the organization's
culture and identifying the resources you, the task force leader,
will use to create your research-supported position paper. Use at
least two quality resources such as the course textbook, company
website, business websites (CNBC, Bloomberg, etc.), resources from
the Strayer Library, and/or outside sources. Note: Wikipedia and
web-based blogs do not qualify as credible resources.
ASSIGNMENT 3 INSTRUCTIONS Develop your position paper,
addressing the following components:
1. Influence of Politics and Power Explain how politics and
power-play may have influenced the organization’s culture.
2. Sources of Power Explore the sources of power and describe
how management could use this influence to benefit your department
and improve organizational performance.
3. Leadership Behavior and Culture Make recommendations that
support how the study of power and politics could influence
leadership behavior and improve the organization’s culture.
4. Leadership Influence Discuss the importance and complexity of
leadership behavior. How does it influence organizational structure
5. Executive Summary Prepare an executive summary that presents
your recommendations for ways in which the organization could build
a stronger culture. Note: An executive summary is a condensed
version of your full report. It should summarize briefly all the
main points in concise paragraphs. It should be written clearly and
should use language appropriate for the audience.