Business Politics                   Objectives:           ***Objective for the training:1) To learn more about workplace p...
What is business Politics?• the use of ones individual or assigned power  within an employing organization for the  purpos...
More on understanding business              politics• Every workplace is a political environment• Its about defending your...
Relationships/alliance building               techniques- Listen without interrupting- hear your coworker out- Acknowledge...
Seven good habits to help employees           win at Business Politics•   Beware you have a choice•   Know what you are tr...
Beware you have a choice• Choose your reactions to situations• You have the choice in choosing how you feel  and react
Focus on your circle of influence• Instead of getting angry and griping about  things, focus on the things you can do to  ...
Know what you are trying to achieve• Focus on business objectives• Look at the pros and cons of situations
Don’t take sides• Focus on business objectives and don’t take  sides with either person in this situation• By not taking s...
Don’t get personal• Don’t embarrass or humiliate anyone at work  or you create bad feelings between you two.• Create a net...
Seek to understand before being              understood• It’s a very disarming technique• Gets the other party to be less ...
WIN-WIN• Think in terms of how can we both win in this  situation?• It’s a good strategy that builds allies and helps  you...
sources•   Source 1 : http://www.games-at-work.com/game-of-the-month•   Source 2 : http://www.lifehack.org/articles/manage...
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  1. 1. Business Politics Objectives: ***Objective for the training:1) To learn more about workplace politics and to be more aware of them. 2) To learn good habits for the workplace3) To learn the right way to handle politics in the workplace
  2. 2. What is business Politics?• the use of ones individual or assigned power within an employing organization for the purpose of obtaining advantages beyond ones legitimate authority.• . Workplace politics is sometimes referred to as office politics or organizational politics [1]• Office politics has also been described as "simply how power gets worked out on a practical, day-to-day basis
  3. 3. More on understanding business politics• Every workplace is a political environment• Its about defending your position, earning respect, exchanging favors and keeping your sanity on a day to day basis• Relationships are one of the number one most important things that is needed to suceed in business politics
  4. 4. Relationships/alliance building techniques- Listen without interrupting- hear your coworker out- Acknowledge a colleges point of view even if you disagree- showing respect- Offer a favor when you have expertise to share- look for opportunities where you have real value to add- Ask questions- it sparks conversation and helps you connect- Don’t overdue it- keep relationships business personal- Beware flying solo- excluding people may get you excluded down the road
  5. 5. Seven good habits to help employees win at Business Politics• Beware you have a choice• Know what you are trying to achieve• Focus on your circle of influence• Don’t take sides• Don’t get personal• Seek to understand before getting understood• Think win win
  6. 6. Beware you have a choice• Choose your reactions to situations• You have the choice in choosing how you feel and react
  7. 7. Focus on your circle of influence• Instead of getting angry and griping about things, focus on the things you can do to influence the situation• This is a very empowering technique for getting over the feeling of helplessness
  8. 8. Know what you are trying to achieve• Focus on business objectives• Look at the pros and cons of situations
  9. 9. Don’t take sides• Focus on business objectives and don’t take sides with either person in this situation• By not taking sides you will help direct conflict resolution in a objective manner
  10. 10. Don’t get personal• Don’t embarrass or humiliate anyone at work or you create bad feelings between you two.• Create a network of allies to fall back on in time of crisis that you can count on
  11. 11. Seek to understand before being understood• It’s a very disarming technique• Gets the other party to be less defensive once they feel that you understand where they are coming from
  12. 12. WIN-WIN• Think in terms of how can we both win in this situation?• It’s a good strategy that builds allies and helps you win in the long term.
  13. 13. sources• Source 1 : http://www.games-at-work.com/game-of-the-month• Source 2 : http://www.lifehack.org/articles/management/7-habits-to-win-in-office-politics.html• source 3 : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workplace_politics• source 4 : http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505125_162-51093243/how-to-win-at-office-politics/• Source 5:• http://www.forbes.com/sites/goodmenproject/2012/06/20/10-things-ive-learned-from-workplace- politics/?feed=rss_home• Source 6: http://www.pulvermedia.com/fullstory/8cd99iigiae83f6a1f6fd• Source7:http://esciencenews.com/articles/2009/10/28/gossip.workplace.a.weapon.or.gift.new.rese arch.iu• source 8: academic journal/ article source http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s0001879199917426ce 9:• Source 9: academic jourhttp://www.chacocanyon.com/pointlookout/061206.shtml• Source 10: video source – www.mefeedia.com Workplace Ethics Videos by Popular 3:29 minutes How to Stop Spreading Negativity

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