Power can be effectively used in the organization after cooperation from the subordinates and peers is attained and that can only be gained from them when the benefits at individual level are shown to them. Motivating individuals for performing their duties well for the benefit of the organization is not an easy task for the managers (Leung, 2004). It becomes more difficult when the mangers with power had to motivate his subordinates who have no organizational loyalty in that case with power to perform functions is a crucial task for the managers (Beardwell, 2007). Managers with power and authority for achieving their desired goals must always exhibit absolutely predictable behaviour. Subordinates respond to managers who are predictable in their behaviour and their responses towards subordinates allows them to manage things on their end effectively (Tsui, 2004). With power comes the responsibility and it is a position where all the credit has to be given to be given and all blames are to be accepted by the power authorities.
The word power brings with it a negative impression that power is used by the managers then is it estimated that managers are dominating, manipulating and even coercing their subordinates. Power exists in every organization so the real management tasks it to provide it with recognition and proper management so that it can provide healthy results for the organization and the personnel of the organization.
Relevance of traditional approaches of power and control to contemporary management:
Today subordinates can provide advice to their managers as partners thus indirectly they are controlling the activities of their managers therefore authority of power and control is not limited to managers and top management authorities of the organization. The contemporary management is not limited to the ability of managers for getting the tasks done by the subordinates as knowledgeable employees of today can effectively mange themselves and their activities. Therefore, the need for managers with power and control has diminished and the power and control function of management is the aspect of concern for all the employees working in the organization. With the advancement of management approaches, it was also revealed that the managers in an organization play a part in the management of the organization. Management is a broader perspective and is not limited to controlling and restricting people through power and control applications in an organization.