Course outline

Navigating Office Politics

Categories: Business Skills, Guaranteed To Run™

Duration: 1 day

The term "office politics" often has a negative connotation; however, office politics is really about developing relationships to get the results you want. In this course, you'll learn how to succeed at office politics without having to backstab, deceive, or grovel. You'll discover the high costs of opting out of office politics and learn which types of organizations are the best fit for your political style. You'll learn what to do and what to avoid to become politically astute.

Virtual short courses do not include materials or headsets.

  • The benefits of participating in office politics
  • How to identify your political style
  • Tips for identifying and navigating informal networks
  • Common pitfalls to avoid
  • How to behave ethically in a political environment

All professionals

1. What Is "Office Politics"?

  • Definition of Office Politics
  • Benefits of Being Political
  • Costs of Opting Out of Office Politics

2. Political Styles

  • The Purist
  • The Team Player
  • The Street Fighter
  • The Maneuverer
  • Identifying with a Political Style
  • Fit of Style to Organization Type

3. How to Be a Good Politician at Work

  • Avoid Common Pitfalls
  • Informal Networks
  • How to Be Politically Astute
  • Signs of a Toxic Workplace

4. Communicating with Your Boss

  • How to Communicate with Your Boss
  • Things to Avoid When Communicating with Your Boss

5. Ethics and Values

  • Ethics and Values in a Political World
  • Integrity
  • Values

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