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Reward power is the power that results from the authority to bestow rewards
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Five types of power.

Legitimate power is the power that stems from a formal management position

in an organization and the authority granted to it.

Eg: being a manager of a department the individual can direct his/her employees to

perform task.

Reward power is the power that results from the authority to bestow rewards

on other people.

Eg: if employees have contributed to the profit of organization, they will be rewarded in

terms of bonuses, salary increases.

Coercive power is the power that stems from the authority to punish or

recommend punishment.

Eg: the manager will punish employee who are lazy and cannot perform expected.

Expert power is the power that stems from special knowledge of or skill in the

tasks performed by subordinates.

Eg: when the leader is a true expert, subordinates go along with recommendations

because of his/her superior knowledge.

Referent power is the power that results from characteristics that command

subordinates’ identification with, respect and admiration for, and desire to emulate the

leader.

Eg: when workers admire a supervisor because of the way she deals with them, the

influence is based on referent power.

 

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