Problem

Power complex

Other Names:
Desire for power
Love of power
Claim:
Power over others is the ability to reward and punish. The ability to get things done by an educated work force (power-to) requires a reduction of authority (power-over). Herein lies the problem - managers often do not want to give up authority - they love "power-over" for its own sake and in many cases, more than "power-to". If they seek to get things done, they should steer away form punishment/reward, or the carrot/stick approach. Exercise of power over others, in such an environment, results in lack of respect and the alienation of the members of the organization.
Related Problems:
Punishment
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
11.05.2000 – 00:00 CEST