Bite-size learning session

Handling Politics in the Workplace

Politics are a fact of life and they affect us all. They are connected to our human need to establish our position and status relative to others. Politics can be used for good or bad and negotiating our way through, especially at work, can prove challenging. In this collection, we will explore both the positive and negative side of politics in the workplace. We will look at where power and influence derive from and discover how we can be influential and powerful without being senior. Finally, we will explore how to avoid dirty politics and ensure that the workplace culture doesn’t become toxic.
  • Address what is meant by workplace politics
  • How is the organizations hierarchy affecting politics?
  • Hogans theory & power and influence in the workplace
  • Training options for groups/teams & organization-wide

Course Code: VILT-HPW

90 mins (Perfect for use as part of a blended learning program)

This program is available for groups and teams

This 90-minute virtual session starts by addressing what is meant by workplace politics, and what the positive and negative elements are that exist that need to managed and worked within. Hogans social needs are introduced to frame the theory behind what people need and want and how that affects behavior and ultimately the environment too.

The session goes onto look at formal and informal hierarchies and how they affect politics, and the final part of the session looks at the concept of clean and dirty politics.

 

This session is suitable for anyone who wants to know more about handling politics in the workplace.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Defining what we mean by workplace politics
  • Understanding the positive, and negative elements of politics in the workplace
  • How is the organisations hierarchy affecting the politics?
  • Analysis of Hogans theory & power and influence in the workplace
Overview

This 90-minute virtual session starts by addressing what is meant by workplace politics, and what the positive and negative elements are that exist that need to managed and worked within. Hogans social needs are introduced to frame the theory behind what people need and want and how that affects behavior and ultimately the environment too.

The session goes onto look at formal and informal hierarchies and how they affect politics, and the final part of the session looks at the concept of clean and dirty politics.

 

Is it right for me?

This session is suitable for anyone who wants to know more about handling politics in the workplace.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Defining what we mean by workplace politics
  • Understanding the positive, and negative elements of politics in the workplace
  • How is the organisations hierarchy affecting the politics?
  • Analysis of Hogans theory & power and influence in the workplace
For groups & teams

Up to 15 people per program.

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