What Do We Mean by Workplace Power?
You might ask what is workplace power and how does it affect employee engagement? In their book "Organizational Behavior", Steven McShane and Mary Von Glinow describe power as the ability of a person, or group of people, to influence others. Power is a tool that, depending on how it's used, can lead to either positive or negative outcomes in an organization. It would appear that power used affirmatively would promote employee engagement. Power used destructively could easily cause employees to disengage.