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Unformatted text preview: every compliant • make sure that offenders are disciplined or terminated • set up seminars to raise awareness Politics: Power in Action Definition of Political Behavior • political behavior - those activities that influence, or attempt to influence, the distribution of advantages and disadvantages within the organization The Reality of Politics • resources are limited; hence, politics arise • facts that are used to allocate the limited resources are open to interpretation • most decisions must be made in a climate of ambiguity Types of Political Activity • attacking or blaming others - used when trying to avoid responsibility for failure • using information - withholding or distorting information, particularly to hide negative information • managing impressions - bringing positive attention to oneself or taking credit for positive accomplishments of others • building support for ideas - making sure that others will support one’s ideas before they are presented • praising others - making important people feel good • building coalitions - joining with other people to create a powerful group • associating with influential people - building support networks • creating obligations - doing favors for others so they will owe you favors later Impression Management • the process by which individuals attempt to control the impression others form of them Making Office Politics Work • nobody wins unless everybody wins • don’t just ask for opinions - change them • everyone expects to be paid back • success can create opposition...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course COMM 292 at University of British Columbia.

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