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Due Week 8, worth 250 pointsPower and politics greatly influence an organization’s culture. In business, theculture can make or break an organization’s productivity. In this assignment,you’ll analyze the ways power and politics have influenced an organization’sculture. You’ll apply best practices you learned in course resources and yourown research to make recommendations for improving thisorganization’s culture.PREPARATIONUsing Macy’s Inc., imagine the CEOhas now requested your task force investigate the influence of power andpolitics on the corporate culture. You have been asked to prepare a positionpaper that presents and supports your recommendations toimprove the culture.Prepare for this assignment by delving into the organization’s culture and identifyingthe resources you, the task force leader, will use to create yourresearch-supported position paper. Use at least two quality resources such asthe course textbook, company website, business websites (CNBC, Bloomberg,etc.), resources from the Strayer Library, and/or outside sources.Note: Wikipedia and web-based blogs do not qualify as credible resources.INSTRUCTIONSDevelop your position paper, addressing the following components:1. Influence of Politics and PowerExplain how politics and power-play may have influenced theorganization’s culture.2. Sources of PowerExplore the sources of power and describe how management coulduse this influence to benefit your department and improveorganizational performance.3. Leadership Behavior and CultureMake recommendations that support how the study of power andpolitics could influence leadership behavior and improve theorganization’s culture.4. Leadership InfluenceDiscuss the importance and complexity of leadership behavior. Howdoes it influence organizational structure and performance?5. Executive SummaryPrepare an executive summary that presents your recommendationsfor ways in which the organization could build a stronger culture.Note: An executive summary is a condensed version of your fullreport. It should summarize briefly all the main points in conciseparagraphs. It should be written clearly and should uselanguage appropriate for the audience.PROFESSIONAL AND APA FORMATTING REQUIREMENTSYour assignment must follow these general APA formatting requirements:Be typed (five to seven pages recommended, excluding cover andreference pages), double-spaced, using Times New Roman font(size 12) with one-inch margins on all sidesInclude a References ListInclude a cover page containing the title of the assignment, thestudent’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the dateInclude in-text citations following APA style, using attributive tagsand signal verbsCite at least two credible sources