Change heightens workplace tension, creating impasses, delays, and needless conict. Click here to see how change management can lead to smoother transitions
- Academic Research Bia
- The Many Faces of Power
- Inuence – The Science of Getting What You Ask For
- Legitimizing Politics
- The Link to Positive Politics
- Political Competence
- How Political Is Your Organization
- Your Political Style
- Ethics It’s All About Choices
Organizational Politics has a profound eect on the decision-making process and engaging in ‘positive politics’ is a signicant predictor of career success. Pfeer (1990’s) argues that organizations are fundamentally political entities and to understand them one needs to understand organizational politics. In essence, professional competence is of little value unless it’s coupled with political competence. Organizational politics involves the methods and techniques of power and inuence and one party trying to aect the behaviour of another. It is an informal way of getting things done outside the formal organizational channels. Overall, those individuals who are politically skilled know what to say, when and to whom, continue to advance their career, and know how to position their ideas in a favourable light.
Professional competence will get your ‘idea’ heard, but it’s political competence that will get your idea implemented.
MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE
Taking charge of change! Change is multi-faceted. Informing and motivating employees is only half the battle; incorporating new behaviors and reaching a sustained level of performance involves a new set of leadership tools: inspiration, clarity of direction, support and feedback.
OPERATIONALIZING THE VISION
The most difficult first step in pursuing change, in any form, is to achieve a common picture. It is a challenging task but arriving at a ‘shared vision’ creates a cornerstone and sets a path forward for further ‘execution.’
Workshops focus on increasing employees’ awareness and understanding of positive politics and how a change environment exacerbates organizational politics. Politically savvy managers are skillful at achieving their goals and managing their careers. Politically competent employees are adept at staying on the organization’s radar.