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ERIC Number: EJ819044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Office Politics
Storm, Paula; Kelly, Robert; deVries, Susann
Library Journal, v133 n18 p34-36 Nov 2008
People and organizations are inherently political. Library workplace environments have zones of tension and dynamics just like any corporation, often leading to the formation of political camps. These different cliques influence productivity and work-related issues and, at worst, give meetings the feel of the Camp David negotiations. Politics are frequently perceived as being a negative, focusing on destructive tendencies, but they can also be positive or at least neutral. It is possible to engage in office politics to help build understanding and mutual support among colleagues. Being aware of the personalities and how they impact the office environment can be a useful step in the right direction. This article describes the personality types of power players commonly found both in Washington, DC, and at workplaces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia