Explain the issues of power and politics that may arise

Assignment Help HR Management
Reference no: EM13870122

Power and Politics in Your Organisation

The historic Enron Scandal of 2002 highlights the devastating effects of power, politics and conflict, as well as how quickly a successful organisation can fall. Therefore, your scenario organisation asks you to examine the influence of internal power and politics within the organisation in order to prevent a similar conflict. The organisation is concerned that with the upcoming transition there may be employee dissatisfaction due to perceptions of unfair treatment and inequality of benefits for current employees.

The complex relationship of power and politics includes legal, economical, social and psychological dimensions. As a consultant, you know that an organisation's actions, whether intentional or merely perceived, can create dissatisfaction among employees (Wilton, 2011). Sometimes there is a fine line between misperception and deception. Therefore, consider the role that power and politics plays within your scenario organisation and specifically focus on the human resource processes, such as recruitment and promotion. For example, consider the role politics might play in deciding to recruit external versus internal candidates and the effect that can have on existing employees. Consider an employee that believes a co-worker was unfairly promoted and the effect that might have on existing relationships. In this Individual Assignment, you will analyse the impact of power and politics and recommend human resource processes to minimise conflict.

References: Wilton, N., (2011) An Introduction to Human Resource Management, Los Angeles: Sage

To prepare for this Individual Assignment:

Review the Unit Introduction and the Learning Resources.

Think about the potential influences that power and politics may have on your scenario organisation. Consider all perspectives, including the organisation's employees, managers and human resource professionals.

Consider the processes you may recommend to minimise power and politics in your scenario organisation.

To complete this Individual Assignment:

Write a summary in which you critically discuss the potential influences of power and politics that can affect your scenario organisation.

Explain the issues of power and politics that may arise within and across teams as a consequence of the pending changes in your scenario organisation. Include how power and politics might influence employees and managers.

Explain how power and politics might influence human resource processes, such as recruitment, selection and promotion in the organisation.

Explain two human resource processes you would recommend to a staff manager to minimise power and politics in the organisation. Please include a detailed description of steps you would include in your recommended processes.

Support your Individual Assignment with current academic literature beyond your Learning Resources.

Note:Be sure to include references to all sources, including your Learning Resources, in Harvard format.


Starting a new product or service line that will require new kinds of employees

Prochurus and Garner, a large, US-based consumer goods company is to launch a new cosmetics line that targets Latinas and is sold exclusively via network marketing.

The consumer who will be interested in selling the cosmetics via network marketing is a 24-year-old, Spanish-speaking female with limited sales experience.

The current plan is to use savings from reduced marketing and distribution costs for training.

Verified Expert

Reference no: EM13870122

Previous Q& A

  Jones issued a check to smith in return for smith

Jones issued a check to Smith in return for Smith's promise to do work. Smith never did the promised work, but offered to buy goods from Gomez by endorsing the check to Gomez. Gomez had had no prior dealings with Jones or Smith, but accepted the chec..

  Derive a condition that would ensure the government debt

Derive a condition that would ensure that the government debt is guaranteed to be sustainable because the debt to GDP ratio eventually declines to zero

  Build an interactive matlab

The project objective is to design and build an interactive Matlab based interface meant for a complete steady state analysis of to a transmission line (short, medium and long). The design is using table A4 data.

  What is dance and moviment therapy

Please write a learning journal 4 pages not counting the cover page describing the two days Sat - Sunday 9-6 in class experience , Plus the three articles that we have to read and talked in class, and the experience there we had in class, dancin..

  Spotlight on agency-independent contractor

Spotlight on Agency-Independent Contractors. Frank Frausto delivered newspapers for Phoenix Newspapers, Inc., under a renewable six-month contract called a "Delivery Agent Agreement." The agreement identified Frausto as an independent contractor. Pho..

  What amount of bad debt expense should be recorded

Prepare a schedule to estimate an appropriate year-end balance for the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts. What amount of Bad Debt Expense should be recorded on December 31? If the unadjusted balance in the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts was a $ 600 de..

  Breach of the copyright act to make a copy of a film

a) Is it a breach of the Copyright Act to make a copy of a film shown on television? Discuss. b) Is it a breach of copyright to download a piece of music from the Internet? Discuss.

  Prepare the november adjusting entry for bad debts

Prepare the November adjusting entry for bad debts. Prepare a schedule to estimate an appropriate year-end balance for the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts. Prepare the December 31 adjusting entry. Show how the various accounts related to accounts rec..

  What is selective incorporation

REVIEW QUESTIONS  1. What is selective incorporation? Total incorporation? Which reflects current law? 2. Name three rights that have been incorporated and one that has not

  Analyze interview data for recurring themes

Consider evidence of quality in results. Analyze interview data and look for recurring themes. Complete a write-up of the experience


Write a Review


Similar Q& A

  Advantages and disadvantages of regional integration

Describe the advantages and disadvantages of regional integration and relate the stage of economic development of the economically integrated region to potential business opportunities.

  Legal-ethical and diversity issues affecting recruitment

Describe legal, ethical, and diversity issues affecting recruitment and selection.

  Provide an overview of your competency model

Provide an overview of your competency model. List three to five specific skills, abilities, behaviors, attitudes, and/or knowledge areas you believe are important for success in the position.

  Terms of management styles

Using the library and Internet resources, you are to write at least 500-word research paper that compares theory X to theory Y in terms of management styles. Specifically, you are to include the following requirements:

  Explain the administration process involved with benefits

describe the administration process involved with a benefits program and how federal and state legislation plays a role

  Company current organizational structure

Identify the selected company's current organizational structure. Create anorganizational chart in Microsoft® PowerPoint® for the current structure of the selected company.

  Firm key building blocks

Discuss how you can use VCA, RBV, and SWOT analyses to gain a stronger sense of what might be a firm's key building blocks are for a successful strategy.

  Process of collecting and analyzing data

You were asked to present a special collection of data. Now that you are familiar with the process of collecting and analyzing data, do the following:

  What would you offer to new hires to attract and retain them

What would you offer to the new hires to attract and retain them? Clearly, you are not doing much cutting-edge technological work. Developing wireless gas meters may be considered high-technology within the gas-meter industry. What will be your ap..

  What attributes would a person need to perform the tasks

Assignment: Job Analysis Theory and Techniques, What are the physical, social, and psychological factors that affect performance? Why? What attributes would a person need to perform the tasks for the job? Why? Highlight an experience or insight gaine..

  Political environment in vietnam pose

1. In what way does the political environment in Vietnam pose both an opportunity and a threat for American MNCs seeking to do business there?

  Logistics reports and recommendations

The CEO expects you to be providing a number of various logistics reports and recommendations to her. She has asked you to prepare a chart on 1-2 pages of frequently used logistics techniques. To demonstrate your understanding of the breadth and d..

Free Assignment Quote

Assured A++ Grade

Get guaranteed satisfaction & time on delivery in every assignment order you paid with us! We ensure premium quality solution document along with free turntin report!

All rights reserved! Copyrights ©2019-2020 ExpertsMind IT Educational Pvt Ltd