Answer in Management for sew #277332
Research on banking industry in Ethiopia revealed that the sector is characterized by excess supply of skilled labour as well as highly dependent on IT professionals. After graduating in accounting (BA degree) from Addis Ababa University at the top of his class, Bedilu was ready to set the banking industry in Ethiopia on fire. Soon after landing a job in a top government owned bank, he was determined to move up the bank ladder as fast as possible. As always, Bedilu liked to influence people and get them to see and do things his way. Unfortunately, He soon found that nobody really cared about what he had to say. Bedelu could not understand how he went from being so influential in university to being a no body at work. Drawing on your knowledge of the concept of dependency in power, explain the possible reasons as to why Bedilu lacks power and influence in the organization
Per Emerson’s (1962) power reliance idea of social connections, that when a person appreciates resources held by another, the more reliant they are and the less power they have in the relationship. The ability to accomplish goals is referred to as power. Bedilu in positions of power have the ability to influence the conduct of others in order to attain a goal or objective. Others may resent being forced to perform certain things, but a competent leader can overcome this opposition. Although some people regard power as evil or corrupt, it is a fact of organisational behaviour and is neither good nor bad in and of itself. Leaders can utilize their position of authority to help or hinder others, to serve or damage the organization’s aims.