A Study on the role of Power Dynamics Impacting Superior-Subordinate Relationships

  • Manya Chugh
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  • Manya Chugh

    Student at NMIMS KPMSOL, India

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The objective of this paper is to examine how power dynamics affect the relationship between superior and subordinate. This paper provides a preliminary insight into various aspects through which power dynamics affect the constituted hierarchy and ultimately, impact the over-all performance of the organization. Alternative methods can be used to further the research carried out. Power is pervasive in all formal and informal organizations. It can have numerous wide-ranged implications on the communication and performance of all members of the organization. It builds a system of hierarchy where the usage of power by a superior determines the behavioral patterns within the framework. Though there are positive affects of this convention, misuse of autonomy is still observed. It is of utmost importance for the organization to abridge this by making the dialogue more candid and setting up a workplace environment that leads to employee productivity and holistic development. The paper presents an intricate study about comprehending the role of dynamics of power in influencing the superior-subordinate relationship. Research on power and hierarchy has been vastly done but narrowing its two-fold impact and providing practical solutions to curb the misuse of this power presented in this paper adds to its value.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 1778 - 1783

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111503

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