ERIC Number: ED341820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Handling Office Politics. [Second Edition.]
This book is designed to help people develop an action plan to enhance their situation at work. Part 1 focuses on political behavior at work as a key to advancement. It discusses assessing career setbacks and recovery from them. Subsequent sections focus on the following areas of self-study that are necessary to enable the individual to manage office politics: (1) interpersonal relationships; (2) thinking politically; (3) the grapevine; (4) competition among work colleagues; (5) appropriate assertion; and (6) personality types. Two recurring situations and the wrong and right ways to handle the political aspects are described. Part 2 offers analyses of situations in which an individual participates regularly at work where political behavior is a natural part of the process: attending meetings, experiencing delegation, and going to social events involving work colleagues. Part 3 focuses on political skills development. Subject areas are conflict resolution, life stages recognition, identifying hindering people and gaining support. The book concludes with a list of tips and 13 references for further reading. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Development, Career Education, Career Ladders, Careers, Competition, Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Intergroup Relations, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Development, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Climate, Politics, Promotion (Occupational), Quality of Working Life, Social Behavior, Work Environment
Centre for Worklife Counseling, P.O. Box 407, Spit Junction, New South Wales 2088, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Worklife Counselling, Sydney (Australia).