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More Turbulent Change by Peter Garber

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Chapter 7

Get Some Political Savvy—Play the Game Well

In This Chapter
  • office political campaigns
  • lessons on the politics of organizational change
  • thinking politically
  • a question of politics exercise

When you hear the term politics, the words “fair” and “equitable” are not usually the first descriptive words to come to mind. Still, the reality of change is that politics (and how well you play the game) will likely play a large part in your success.

For many people, this is not good news, so they may denounce the political process and profess to have no intention of participating in it. But it is still an undeniable fact that some amount of politics is part of every corporate decision. So whether you like it or not, understanding the politics ...

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