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The Art of IT Management - Practical tools, techniques and people skills by Robina Chatham

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22 HOW TO DEAL WITH ORGANISATIONAL POLITICS

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

In the workplace organisational politics are a fact of life. Organisations, being made up of people, are essentially political institutions. All business professionals need to be adept at dealing with political situations, but some are better at it than others.

Unfortunately, there is no single formula for success. Politics are often messy, ambiguous and unpredictable; and to top it all, being right is not enough. Outcomes in the political arena depend upon the subtle interactions and interplays between people. Each situation will be different and unique and what proves successful in one situation may prove disastrous in the next. In essence, organisational politics is an art ...

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