PSYC305 Motivation and Leadership
Week 2 Discussion
Communication & Power
Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, respond to one of the following options:
Option 1: It has been said that communication controls, motivates, provides release, and facilitates decision-making. What happens in an organization when communication is limited? How does downward and upward communication affect the functions mentioned above?
Option 2: TS Eliot wrote, “Half of the harm that is done in this world is caused by people who have power and want to feel important. They do not mean to do harm... they are simply absorbed in the useless struggle to think well of themselves.” (Manning & Curtis , p. 167)
Please do Exercise 8-1, p. 169. What kind of power does your supervisor commonly use, and what has been the outcome of their behavior…on the employees, on the company?
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Respond to one peer who chose the option different from the one you chose. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.
Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
APA format for in-text citations and list of references