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Sharing Power Through Job Design and Organization Design

  • Patricia L. Walls

Abstract

Power is energy. Power comes from the Latin word potere which means to be able. There can be no progress, no forward movement without power. In the business world power is the key ingredient in transforming employees to business partners. In the struggle for power in India, Gandhi used the principle of satyagraha (soul force) which derives its power from the rather opposite attributes of fierce autonomy and total compassion (Ferguson, 1980). Power is seen by many as evil. People are described as power mad or power hungry.

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Organization Design Employee Involvement Symphony Orchestra Black Enterprise Ground Operation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia L. Walls
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal Express CorporationMemphisUSA

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