LO, Politics and Power LO19814

Thomas Struck (t.struck@bham.ac.uk)
Thu, 12 Nov 1998 08:41:28 -0000

Hello orglearners,

knolwedge is power may be a rather trite slogan, still, I think individual
and group politics, exercise and struggle for power have a major impact on
all learning. Whoever, for example, is measuring knowledge and/or learning
is exercising power, although his/her power may be neglectable compared
with the power of people who select efficency criteria.

Now, it seems to be quite hard (at least for me) to analyse the power
structure of an organisation (apart from the formal hierarchy), let alone
to get into the relation between power.

Any ideas?

Thomas Struck (Dipl.-Ing.)
The University of Birmingham
Tel: ++44 121 414 4165
Fax: ++44 121 414 3746


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