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Hello everyone! Here is this week's free PMP® exam sample question from the PM Exam Simulator.

The team members do what the project manager tells them because she has the authority to provide negative feedback in their appraisals. Which of the following types of power describes this situation?

A. Referent
B. Formal Power
C. Technical Power
D. Coercive Power

HINT: The main idea behind this concept is that someone is forced to do something that he/she does not want to do.

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Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is D.

This is an example of coercive power. The project team is afraid of the power that the project manager holds and therefore does what she tells them to do.
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