chapter 9

Managerial Implications: What Do We Do?

Understanding the political side of organizations and the often intensely political nature of system implementation gives rise to the concomitant need to develop appropriate attitudes and strategies that help project managers operate effectively within the system. If this approach is necessary for effective project implementations, what are some steps project managers can take to become politically astute?

Understand and acknowledge the political nature of most organizations. In dealing with individuals suffering from a variety of illnesses, therapists and counselors of all types have long taken as their starting point the importance of the patients’ acknowledgment that they have a problem. ...

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