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Informal vs Formal Power to Get Results and Build Relationships

When it comes to managing an organization, there’s always going to be some kind of formal power structure. Those in charge are given control because of their job title, so employees have to listen in order to maintain their job and income. 

However, informal power is highly underrated, and sometimes a more effective way to harness power in the workplace and get the results you need. 

–       Informal power stems from the relationships you build and the trust you share with coworkers. 

–       An example of informal power would be an employee going above and beyond for someone simply because they want to. 

They aren’t carrying out a task because it’s part of their work, but instead out of a true desire to perform an action that will benefit someone they have built a relationship with. The stronger your informal power, the better chance you have at increasing engagement. 

Registration is now open for our next Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program—starting October 12, 2022!

For more information and to register:

Your organization may be eligible for up to two-thirds of the training cost through the Canada Job Grant program