In the context of an organization, power is
C. The ability of individuals or groups to persuade others into following certain courses of action
Power is also known as authority in the context of getting things done through others. In this process one can using persuading skills is allowed but inducing or use of coerce is not allowed or its not be called as exercise of power or authority. Thus statements at A,B and D using power to mean exercise of force to make employees work against their free will.
Thus statement at " C" is a better way of defining power in organisational context.
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