Conflict, Power and Organizational Politics

As the new Vice President of Operations for a chain of movie theaters, you have identified a high level of conflict among the managers of individual theaters about which theater has priority to show first-run films, which managers have more influence over film schedules, and how promotional resources are allocated to individual theaters. Identify the potential sources of conflict among the managers. Describe the types of organizational power individual managers might be seeking and how their search for power may contribute to conflict in the organization. Analyze how organizational politics might influence formal and informal decision making within the organization.

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