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OFFICE POLITICS - Arise roby

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LEARN AND READ THE PITCH AND GO FOR A BIG ONE. …

LEARN AND READ THE PITCH AND GO FOR A BIG ONE.
PLAY WELL ITS UR GROUND INITIATE AND LEARN YOURSELF BY AVOIDING GOSSIPING

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  • 1. OFFICE POLITICS – LEARN & PLAY arise roby ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 2. ―Office Politics‖ – What is it?  It is simply how power gets worked out on a practical, day-to-day basis among co-workers.  It can be either positive or negative. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 3. ―Office Politics‖ – What is it?  It is the use of one's individual or assigned power within an employing organization for the purpose of obtaining advantages beyond one's legitimate authority.  Those advantages may include access to tangible assets, or intangible benefits such as status or pseudoauthority that influences the behavior of others.  Both individuals and groups may engage in Office Politics. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 4. Should you play?  Some experts argue that you can’t avoid the game of office politics.  Some say it is crucial to career success.  Many say that it causes stress. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 5. Is this just Office Gossip?  Office politics has the objective of gaining an advantage.  Office gossip is a social activity.  Both activities are highly related to each other. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 6. Examples of Office Politics          “Sucking up”/”Brown-nosing” Being the “Yes” person Being the office cynic Giving someone a piece of your mind An e-mail war (and CC everyone!) Sleeping with the Boss or coworker Stealing credit Gossiping coworkers Abusive Managers ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 7. More Examples…..          Favoritism Nepotism Lazy and annoying coworkers Betrayal Sex in the office False resumes White lies Sneaky tricks and much, much more. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
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  • 9. Ways to Deal with this Situation  Accept the fact that bad people do get promoted.  Understand that you are at risk by voicing your displeasure in public.  Be mindful of your focus – do your best work and remain professional always.  Emulate parts of her behavior – Network! ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 10. Haloed Coworker Throws Others Under the Bus ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 11. Case Study – Under the Bus Ways to Deal with this Situation  Stay calm and fact-based.  Take it one step at a time in your attempts to deal with her. Marathon vs. sprint  Make attempts to include her - often!  Sit down with her with the purpose of calmly discussing an observation or giving feedback from a non-threatening position. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 12. More Under the Bus…  Consider that she basically means well. With this approach, you are likely to come from a place of offering help rather than getting provoked into an angry response.  When all else fails, lay low, stay out of the line of fire and document behavior. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 13. Case Study – Kissing “Butt” Is it necessary to succeed? ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 14. Case Study – Kissing “Butt” Ways to Deal with this Situation  This is an opportunity for growth.  You‟re undervaluing yourself.  Coworker is good at networking You have to get better!  Being friendly with the Boss is not „kissing butt‟ – try being nice.  Research other job opportunities or apply for the supervisor job yourself. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 15. How to Win at Office Politics What you will need…  $$ - Money every few weeks for the occasional lunch with a colleague to build and maintain relationships.  Time - An hour a week for coffee breaks, lunches, and impromptu chats in the hallway — time for you to offer help, ask for it, or socialize with people whose relationships you value. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 16. What you will need - continues Tools  Game Plan: Know what you want to accomplish so you can tie the work you do - and the alliances you forge - to those goals.  Allies: Find the people who will listen and support you. Remember: those with the power to help you may be peers or support staff.  Chits: Before you can ask your allies for favors, you first need to give them genuine support. What can you offer that will have real value to them?  Thick Skin: People may try to block your goals to advance their own. Don't take it personally. They're not out to get you - just to save themselves. ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 17. Observe your Company Culture  Who gets listened to?  Who has influence in decisions?  What is rewarded?  What is punished? ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER
  • 18. Office politics – good outcomes?     Achieve worthwhile goals Gain support for a needed change Bring an idea to fruition Have a successful and rewarding career ARISE TRAINING & RESEARCH CENTER

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