Many employees tend to different ways to gain power within the departments and companies in which they work ... Some of these methods often represent invisible obstacles to senior management .... We highlight in this blog these methods and the importance of recognizing them as a responsible manager.

Identifying with powerful Mentor

It is about locating a mentor within the organisation who is in a position of power and has the ability to favorably influence the employee's career growth. Being associated with a powerful person is a significant advantage for attaining power. By understanding the mentor's thoughts on the organisation and its policies, it protects employees from making mistakes that could obstruct their career advancement

Taking risk and being innovative

If a work unit or team sets a high value on risk taking and the organisation expects it from the work group, then an individual who chooses to take calculated risks is on sound ground.  Employees should guarantee that the risk is data-driven and objective. If an employee must make a decision based on speculation, it should be tested on a few trustworthy colleagues first.

Developing a network

It refers to building a good support system which keeps you informed about important matters in the organisation. Sustaining old working relationships & those people you worked with on special projects are examples of network building. Demonstrating loyalty to superiors and making friends in high places are examples of network building. Network building and creating obligations for others are two complementary strategies for gaining power.

Information access is being restricted

It is one method of managing limited resource. When you're able to do this, you're in charge of something valuable to others. You acquire authority in the management decision-making process if you can control the flow of timely and correct information