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Промени в използването на властта и следствия за съвременните управленски практики
Changes in power use and the Consequences for contemporary management practices

Author(s): Alexander Pozharliev
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Social development, Economic development, Human Resources in Economy, Globalization
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: Power; Hierarchy; Empowerment; Network; Self-management; Management practices; Agile
Summary/Abstract: The report examines the resolving of power issues in organizations through the prism of dilemma regarding hierarchy or empowerment. The empowerment is discussed in the context of managing increasingly sophisticated social systems, oriented towards innovation and creativity. Organizations with significant changes in the role of management or even without management are discussed as well as modern management practices for „agile“ management with multiple sources of power and work in self-organizing teams. Power issues are also addressed in the context of natural forms of inequality in teams. A conclusion is made that since the 1980s, there has been talk of decreasing and even the disappearance of management hierarchies, but thirty years later, there is no reason to conclude that this has occurred. Rather, questions are asked about how traditional management hierarchies can be transformed into accountable management leadership based on principles that are suited to the dynamics of modern society.