CASE STUDY: POLITICAL ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Organizational Analysis: Defining Your General Organizational Realities for the Case Study
This portion of the case study assignment will require you to apply the Political Theories lens to your organization. This enables you to make sense of the organization in a general way before turning to the specific problem within the organization which you identified in Part 1.
Lens Four: Reviewing the Political Theories [CONGRESS] Use the following questions to describe, in a summative-narrative fashion, what the power/influence realities of your organization looks like. Your summary is to be 3–5 pages in length, include 3–5 references (this can include your textbook), have a title and reference page, and be formatted according to current APA style (first person should not be used).
1. Who has what power in this organization? (Reward, coercive, legitimate, expert, referent)
2. Who has access to agendas, control over information, knowledge of procedures, ability to cope with uncertainty, etc.?
3. Describe the power coalitions and alliances affecting your unit.
4. How does your unit attempt to influence other units and create upward influence in organization?
Submit this assignment by 11: 59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module 5: Week 5.