Dependency as a Source of Power


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The term _____ is used to refer to how crucial a resource is to achieving a desired output.

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1. Which of the following terms BEST applies to a situation in which there is not an abundance of a resource?

2. Debra works for an organization that just got a new software package for handling the accounting ledgers. There is only one employee, Juniper, who is trained to use this software. Debra is concerned that this may leave the organization vulnerable. Which of these BEST explains the relationship between dependency and power in this situation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the relationship between dependency and power. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the term denoting how crucial the resource is to achieving the desired output as well as knowing when there is not an abundance of a resource.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • How crucial a resource is to achieving the desired output
  • When there is not an abundance of a resource
  • What non-substitutable means as a resource type
  • Characteristics of the power that a resource has
  • Interrelationships between power and dependency

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases that define resources available
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related dependency power in business lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of dependency and power with resources

Additional Learning

To learn more about how dependency and power relate, review the corresponding lesson on Dependency as a Source of Power. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how dependency and power are related
  • Identify an illustrative example of the relationship between dependency and power
  • Describe how importance, scarcity and non-substitutability relate to resources
  • Appreciate when bargaining might be used