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Power and Influence in the Workplace
Discussion D: Power and Influence in the Workplace
Welcome to the fourth discussion. In this course you will be introduced to a topic in the discussion. The first week of the module you will write about your initial thoughts after reviewing the resources. The initial post should be at least 300 words.
During the following week you will reply to at least two of your classmates. The replies should be at least 100 words. See the discussion rubric for more details on grading.
Discussions should always be completed prior to “class.” If you are in an online class or an on ground course this is prior to the lesson portion of the week. Are you ready to begin?
1. Complete the following:
Read Chapters 9 and 10 in your Textbook.
2. Initial Post (300 words)
List the eight influence tactics described in chapter 10 in terms of how they are used by students to influence their college instructors. Which influence tactic is applied most often? Which is applied least often? To what extent is each influence tactic considered legitimate behavior or organizational politics?
3. Reply Posts (2 x 150-word posts)
Do you agree or disagree with your classmates’ posts, or can you offer different insight? Reply to 2 students.
The discussion runs over a 2-week period, from Monday of Week 1 through Wednesday of Week 2.
Posts made AFTER the end of the second week of each module will not be included in that module’s participation.
Must be 300-words and supported by evidence of wider reading
Must have sources cited in the text as well as in the end reference list
Should include examples where possible
Must be made by 11:59 pm on Wednesday of Week 1.
Initial posts made after this deadline will get a 5-point grade deduction
Must be at least 150-words long
Must be made on two separate days BEFORE end of Wednesday Week 2
Must be substantive and contribute to the ongoing discussion e.g. by asking questions, give examples, include evidence from external sources.