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power and politics final paper-team c

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Power and Corporate Politics 1 Geoffrey Ledwidge, Smyrne Sarrazin, William Stafford, Christopher Wall & Andrew Whitehead Power and Corporate Politics February 19, 2007 University of Phoenix MGT 331 Prof. Donna Perkett
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Power and Corporate Politics 2 All existing organizations try to generate the maximum profit through its activities. In order to do so, organizations look for achieving internal effectiveness. There are several factors that can influence the effectiveness of the organization. These factors include culture, motivation, communication, power, design, and other factors. Power has many definitions depending on the concept in which the term is involved. It can be considered as the ability to act with force or the ability to influence others to believe, behave, or to value as those in power desires them to or to strengthen, validate, or confirm present beliefs, behaviors, or values. Within all organizations, they are some form or another of brown nosing and backstabbing being used in order to climb the corporate ladder. Some actions that I have mentioned above are deceitful and should be frowned upon in all organizations. They are also noticed within the co-workers and some supervisors. The textbook definition of backstab is “to attack (a person) behind his or her back (as by making unfounded accusations).” (2002, Webster’s)The action of backstab would be backstabbing, in that someone is doing something behind another in order to gain something for themselves or just out of deceit. Brown nosing is another action that workers will do and this could form a virus that could spread throughout an organization. Brown nosing is kissing up to your higher up, whether who the higher up is, to let them know who the “better worker is” or make you look like it. It also is a form of sucking up to your boss, in that you will do anything for them. There can and should be loyalty in an organization to the organization but to a supervisor, there should be a certain level of loyalty. This is where you will get the job done and get it done correctly but not by trying to be the so called “goodie too-shoe” or “teacher’s pet.”
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Power and Corporate Politics 3 With both brown nosing and backstabbing people will use these actions in order to climb the organizational ladder and have career success. Even though this is not true for success because without deceitfulness towards other co-workers. The career success
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