6. Informational power derives from the ability to control the accuracy
and availability of information. As access to sources of information has
increased, and informational power declined...
7. Connectional power has increased – the support engendered from
knowing other powerful or significant people
Sub-groups, cliques, and alliances
These have varying levels of permanence, depending on the needs of
individuals, what they have in common and how they get on with each
other. They affect, and are affected by:
- Who talks to whom and how much?
- Types of interactions, involvement and intimacy felt by the group
- Likes and dislikes within the group
- Ways of decision-making within the group
- Patterns of response to questions and situations