POWER, POLITICS, AND CULTURE

ASSIGNMENT 3

POWER, POLITICS, AND CULTURE Due Week 9: 240 points

In business, power and politics greatly influence an organizational

culture in turn hinder organizational productivity. In your role as

consultant you observed power and politics influence on the corporate

culture.

INSTRUCTIONS

Create a double-spaced 5 to 7 page report that addresses the following:

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 and

performance?

5) References and Citations

• Provide at least 2 quality resources.

• In-text citations are required when paraphrasing or quoting

another source.

6) Formatting and Writing Standards

• Formatting and writing standards are part of your grade. Align

your formatting to the Strayer Writing Standards.

*Grading for this assignment will be based on the following criteria and evaluation standards:

POINTS: 240 ASSIGNMENT 3: POWER, POLITICS, AND CULTURE

Criteria

Exemplary

100% – A

Proficient

85% – B

Fair

75% – C

Unacceptable

0% – F

1. Influence of

Politics and Power

Weight: 20%

Completely explains how

politics and power-play may

have influenced the

organization’s culture.

Accurately identifies the core

issues and strongly

connects them to the impact

on culture. The explanation

is well-supported by research.

Satisfactorily explains how

politics and power-play

may have influenced the

organization’s culture.

Identifies some core

issues and connects them

to the impact on the

culture. The explanation

uses research support.

Partially explains how

politics and power-play may

have influenced the

organization’s culture.

Identifies some issues but

does not fully explore them

or make a strong

connection to their impact.

Uses little research support.

Does not explain how

politics and power-play may

have influenced the

organization’s culture.

2. Sources of

Power

Weight: 20%

Completely identifies the

sources of power and

describes how management

could use this influence to

enhance organizational

performance. Uses relevant

key concepts and makes

valid connections to

enhanced performance that

are well-supported by

research.

Satisfactorily identifies

the sources of power

and describes how

management could use

this influence to enhance

organizational

performance. Most key

concepts are accurately

identified and there is a

connection to enhanced

performance with

research support.

Partially identifies the

sources of power and

describes how management

could use this influence to

enhance organizational

performance. Not all key

concepts are identified and

there is a loose connection

to performance. There is

little research support.

Does not identify the

sources of power or

describe how

management could use

this influence to enhance

organizational

performance. There is no

reference to research.

3. Leadership

Behavior and

Culture

Weight 25%

Provides excellent

recommendations as to how

the study of power and

politics could influence

leadership behavior and

impact the organization’s

culture. Recommendations

are credible and relevant

with a strong connection to

the impact on culture backed

by well-supported research.

Satisfactorily

recommends how the

study of power and

politics could influence

leadership behavior and

impact the organization’s

culture. Recommenda-

tions are clear and

mostly realistic; there is a

connection to the impact

on culture. Research

support is evident.

Partially recommends how

the study of power and

politics could influence

leadership behavior and

impact the organization’s

culture, but the

recommendations are

unclear or unrealistic. There

is no clear connection to the

impact on culture. There is

little or no research support.

Does not recommend how

the study of power and

politics could influence

leadership behavior and

impact the organization’s

culture. There is no

reference to research.

4. Leadership

Influence

Weight 20%

Thoroughly discusses how

the importance and

complexity of leadership

behavior influences

organizational structure and

performance. Relevant key

concepts are presented with

strong research support.

Satisfactorily discusses

how the importance and

complexity of leadership

behavior influences

organizational structure

and performance. Most

key concepts are

presented with research

support.

Partially discusses how the

importance and complexity

of leadership behavior

influences organizational

structure and performance.

Some key concepts are

missing and there is little or

no research support.

Does not discuss how the

importance and

complexity of leadership

behavior influences

organizational structure

and performance. There is

no reference to research.

5. Reference

minimums;

Reference quality

Weight 5%

Meets or exceeds number of

required references; all

references high quality

choices.

Meets number of

required references;

some references may be

poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required

number of references; some

references may be poor

quality choices.

No references provided or

all references poor quality

choices.

6. Follows writing

standards;

Meets page

minimums

Weight 10%

Followed all writing

standards.

Met page minimums.

Followed most writing

standards.

Met page minimums.

Followed few writing

standards.

May not have met page

minimums.

Followed few to no writing

standards.

Did not meet page

minimums.

  • 1) Influence of Politics and Power
  • 2) Sources of Power
  • 3) Leadership Behavior and Culture
  • 4) Leadership Influence
  • 5) References and Citations
  • 6) Formatting and Writing Standards