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Therefore, simply being aware of the types of individuals who tend to use hard tactics will not suffice to reduce overall usage.
Thus, rather than identifying the types of individual who tend to use hard influence tactics, we investigated in the current study the conditions under which individuals will tend to use hard influence tactics.
Position power plays a central role in the use of hard influence tactics (Kim, Pinkley, & Fragale, 2005), such that the lower the degree of position power of the target, the more likely it is that the influencing agent will use hard tactics.
For example, no research has been conducted to establish whether the influencing agent would be more likely to use hard tactics simply because the position power of the target of influence is low, even when the agent is respected and fairly treated by the target (i.e., perceived high interactional justice).
Therefore, in the same way that individuals' aggressive behaviors are motivated by their desire for retaliation (Skarlicki, Folger, & Tesluk, 1999), influencing agents tend to use hard tactics as retaliatory attempts to restore justice by undermining the target's utility in a relational context.
The higher the position power of the target of influence is, the less likely the agent will be to use hard tactics to influence the target (Kim et al., 2005; Yukl & Falbe, 1990).
That is, when the target's position power is high, the agent will be less likely to use hard influence tactics in response to perceived interactional injustice.
I never use hard words; I think language is an instrument to say a lot of hard things without using hard language," said Amarinder.