Motivation to exercise social power (within an organization)

Inner drive to exercise influence and control over others in order to pursue one’s goals and/or achieve predefined objectives. Within an organization, people who feel this drive also tend to have a strong impact on decision-making, activities and processes, using the condition of superiority (guidance, authority, command) at their disposal (due to hierarchical level, seniority, various resources, etc.). These people tend to exercise power consistently with the organization’s goals, and feel highly inhibited from using it in a more destructive way, well aware that victory always has consequences for the winner too; usually, they contribute significantly to the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness. It differs from the drive for personal power.

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