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ERIC Number: ED341820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-875134-07-7
Handling Office Politics. [Second Edition.]
Stevens, Paul
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)
Centre for Worklife Counseling, P.O. Box 407, Spit Junction, New South Wales 2088, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Worklife Counselling, Sydney (Australia).
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A