Two questions you should address in this part of the assignment: (again be sure

Two questions you should address in this part of the assignment: (again be sure

Two questions you should address in this part of the assignment: (again be sure to clearly label -bold) each item.
a. Which Power and Influence Theory do you agree with? The Dynamic Interdependence Theory or the Trait Factor Theory? Please support your position.
b. Do you agree with the “Bases of Power” theory? Please support your opinion.
The reading: Joining Together: Group Theory and Skills, David Johnson and Frank P. Johnson, Allyn and Bacon, 12th Edition .
Power and Influence (Chapter 6)
Trait Factor Theory
Influence depends upon the traits of the influencer and influenced and the nature of the influence itself. Attempts to exert power or influence over others are enhanced if one is credible and attractive.
Credibility includes: Expertise, Reliability, Confidence, Majority Opinion.
Attractiveness includes: Friendliness, Similar, Cooperative, Competent.
Dynamic Interdependence Theory (pages 216-220)
This theory is based upon the idea that power is an attribute of the relationship not just the traits of the individuals involved. This theory suggests that power exists when two persons share common goals and are mutually dependent upon each other to achieve these goals.
Bases Of Power (pages 226-229)

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