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Comm 292 Chapter 8 Notes

The company must help employees acquire the relevant

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The company must help employees acquire the relevant skills; 3. Employees need to be supported in their decision making, and not criticized when they try to do something extraordinary; 4. Employees need to be recognized for their efforts. Sexual Harassment – unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature in the workplace that negatively affects the work environment or leads to adverse job-related consequences for the employee. Political Behavior – those activities that influence, or attempt to influence, the distribution of advantages and disadvantages within the organization. Types of Political Activity: 1. Attacking or blaming others. Used when trying to avoid responsibility for failure. 2. Using information. Withholding or distorting information, particularly to hide negative information. 3. Managing impressions. Bringing positive attention to oneself or taking credit for positive accomplishments of others. 4. Building support for ideas. Making sure that others will support one’s ideas before they are presented. 5. Praising others. Making important people feel good. 6. Building coalitions. Joining with other people to create a powerful group. 7. Associating with influential people. Building support networks. 8. Creating obligations. Doing favours for others so they will owe you favours later. Impression Management – the process by which individuals attempt to control the impression others
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