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Office Politics For Managers

You have likely experienced some form of Office Politics. Working with different personalities, opinions, backgrounds, and values is a challenge in any environment. It is an inevitable fact that when people are working together personalities can and will clash. No one is an island, so working together as a team is incredibly important for the organization and every employee.

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Office Politics is about creating and maintaining better relationships. It is about communicating and working with your peers and colleagues in a way that is mutually beneficial. Employees who understand the positive aspects of Office Politics are better team members and end up being more successful and productive.

Office Politics For Managers > Course Outline:

Housekeeping Items
The Parking Lot
Workshop Objectives

Company Core Values
Building Relationships
Encourage Respect
Setting Ground Rules
Case Study
Module Two: Review Questions

Dealing with Different Personalities
Build a Culture of Collaboration
Be Nice to Everyone (Not Just Those That Can Help You)
Be a Team Player
Case Study
Module Three: Review Questions

It’s Effects on Moral
Reinforce the Truth with Facts
Do Not Participate
Deal With it swiftly
Case Study
Module Four: Review Questions

Negative Ned/Nancy
Case Study
Module Four: Review Questions

Information Keeper
The Apple-Polisher
Nosey Neighbor
Case Study
Module Six: Review Questions

Gain Trust through Honesty
Be Assertive
Blow Your Own Horn
Make Allies
Case Study
Module Seven: Review Questions

The Importance of Forgiveness
Neutralizing Emotions
The Benefits of a Resolution
The Agreement Frame
Case Study
Module Eight: Review Questions

Benefits of an Ethical Environment
Lead by Example
Ensuring Ethical Behavior
Addressing Unethical Behavior
Case Study
Module Nine: Review Questions

Never Burn a Bridge
Take the High Road
Trust is a Two Way Street
Don’t Hide in Your Office
Case Study
Module Ten: Review Questions

How to Decline Politely
Rules When Attending
Meeting New People
Conversation Do’s and Don’ts
Case Study
Module Eleven: Review Questions

Words from the Wise
Review of Parking Lot
Lessons Learned
Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations


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