BUS-12-62 - Office Politics for Managers

You have likely experienced some form of Office Politics. Working with different personalities, opinions, backgrounds, and values is a challenge in any environment. It is an inevitable fact that when people are working together personalities can and will clash. No one is an island, so working together as a team is incredibly important for the organization and every employee. Office Politics it is about creating and maintaining better relationships. It is about communicating and working with your peers and colleagues in a way that is mutually beneficial. Employees who understand the positive aspects of Office Politics are better team members and end up being more successful and productive.

What you will learn:

  • advancement
  • removing roadblocks
  • teamwork
  • leadership
  • change
  • managing difficult employees

What topics are covered?

Understanding office politics
  • What is office politics?
  • The good and bad of politics
  • Backstabbing
  • Stealing credit
  • Dividing and conquering
  • Manipulation
  • Retaliation
  • Real-world application
  • Lessons learned
Surviving office politics
  • How political are you?
  • Survey says ...
  • Ways to make office politics work for you
  • Success breeds opposition
  • Rules of the game
  • Cubicle rules
  • Friends and co-workers: drawing the line
  • Recovery strategies
  • Real world application
  • Lessons learned
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