Power assists leaders fulfill their responsibilities to their subjects. To bring law and order in a group, there is the need for a bold person who stands and guides the people because the ideas and the propositions are diverse. This calls for a neutralizing factor that in this case is a leader (Padiyar, 2008). Power reduces bureaucratic obstacles in organizations since the protocol followed is clear therefore reducing delays in the provision of services to the people. Power also has negative impacts on sociopolitical aspect as there are chances of misuse of power in some instances. Most of the people given the mandate to lead people may take advantage and cut deals that benefit them individual undermining their subjects.
Power helps stakeholders have a positive influence on their colleagues as they pursue their goals as well as the organization’s goals (Bodin, Hedlund & Namli, 2012). People who are in power have to consult before making major decisions as they might adversely affect the whole team. Legitimate and illegitimate power also have the ability to inspire commitment of the stakeholders in a particular field they are entrusted on since failure to do so makes the entire team fail. For this reason, power is assigned to people according to areas of specializations and influences so as to boost their performance.
Power reduces uncertainties to the interested parties since most of the time people in power represent the interests the people who put them there (Bodin, Hedlund & Namli, 2012). Power streamlines all bits and inspires confidence to the interested parties creating a harmonious environment.
Bodin, P.-A, Hedlund, S., & Namli, E. (2012). Power and Legitimacy – Challenges from Russia. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.
Padiyar, K. R. (2008). Power system dynamics: Stability and control. Hyderabad [India: BS Publications.