SPM – MCQ 113 – Types of power in management

Which one of the following is not source of manager’s power:
A. Reward
B. Coercive
C. Legitimate
D. Efferent

Correct answer : D. Efferent

Types of power:

  • Reward power – Ability to give rewards
  • Coercive power – Ability to withhold rewards or give punishment
  • Legitimate power (position power) – Power bestowed upon a person by his / her position in an organisation
  • Expert power – By virtue of one’s own knowledge
  • Referent power – By virtue of one’s personality

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