The process by which an individual determines direction, influences a group, and directs the group toward a specific goal or mission.
Politics are a part of organizational life which stem from a diversity of interests, and those competing interests must be resolved in some way. Organizational politics are characterized by informal, unofficial, and sometimes behind-the-scenes efforts to sell ideas, influence an organization, increase power, or achieve other objectives.
There are a number of potential individual and organizational antecedents of political behaviors. In today’s organizational work, it’s important to be aware of the potentially destructive aspects of organizational politics in order to minimize their negative effect.
This powerful training course examines why workplace politics exist and looks at skill in handling conflicting agendas and shifting power bases and at strategies to “win” at office politics without resorting to dirty tactics and unprofessional behaviors