Recruiting the right talents to join a company and team is one of the main remits of any self-respecting manager. However, getting those talents to work effectively and harmoniously together is an entirely different challenge. It is therefore of paramount importance that team leaders adapt their power structure accordingly in order to keep office politics to a minimum and prioritize productive work to the benefit of the company and those who comprise it.

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Note This article draws its inspiration from the PhD thesis Tug-of-War: Why and when teams get embroiled in power struggles, written by Lisanne van Bunderen and published as part of the ERIM PhD Series Research in Management. It can be freely downloaded at WEB
van Bunderen, L. (2018). The whys and whens of intra-team power struggles. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 34(2), 16–18. Retrieved from