Our current working definition of Power is “the capacity or ability to direct or influence others or the course of events.” Power impacts the way organizations are behaving, making decisions, and the conversations they’re having. It’s also something we aren’t often talking about explicitly, and beginning to engage with it consciously can reveal a new understanding of how we cultivate or diminish value, inclusion, and belonging.
How is power used or abused in organizational life? How do we each, as leaders and employees, understand our relationship to power? Are we being curious about how our use of power impacts the lived experience of others?
March 29, 2023