Asserts that history shows humanity’s quest for power over its environment and of individuals over each other. Suggests that ignoring the desire for power and influence or leaving a vacuum where people are left to feel powerless is to invite trouble; instead, these primal needs should be faced in a positive and worthwhile manner. Proposes that the need for power should be addressed and a sense of being powerful, rather than powerless, should be encouraged throughout organizations. Concludes that, in the 1990s, having power will increasingly mean sharing information, knowledge and trust.
Denton, K.D. (1997), "The heart of the beast: Acquiring and redistributing power in modern organizations", Empowerment in Organizations, Vol. 5 No. 3, pp. 123-128. https://doi.org/10.1108/14634449710180251
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