Political Behavior in Organizations (häftad)
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Political Behavior in Organizations (häftad)

Political Behavior in Organizations

Häftad Engelska, 2008-11-18
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Political Behavior in Organizations includes a summary of power and influence in organizations. The text blends research, theory, experience and skill building into a comprehensive yet concise book designed for understanding and application.

Key features include:

- captivating case histories for analysis, both from the media and original stories;

- political skill-building exercise for each chapter;

- self-assessment quizzes;

- introductory cases at the beginning of each chapter.
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Preface Part I The Nature and Context of Political Behavior in Organizations Chapter 1 The Nature and Causes of Organizational Politics The Meaning of Organizational Politics The Importance of Political Behavior for Career Advancement and Organizational Performance How Interpersonal Influence Behavior Facilitates the Pathway to the Boardroom Political Behavior and Organizational Performance Factors Contributing to Political Behavior in Organizations Organizational Factors Individual Factors A Framework of Effective Use of Organizational Politics Summary Questions and Activities Case Problem: The Curious Behavior CEO of Steve Heuer Political Skill-Building Exercise 1: What Are Office Politics? References Chapter 2 The Organizational Context and Ethics of Political Behavior Dimensions of Organizational Culture Related to Organizational Politics Diagnosing the Organizational Culture and Climate for Political Behavior Sizing up the Situation Related to Political Behavior Preferences of the Work Unit Manager Work Group Influences on Political Behavior Dimensions of National Culture Values Influencing Organizational Politics Ethical Considerations in Organizational Politics The Intentions of the Political Actor A Test of Ethics Based on Moral Principles Summary Questions and Activities Case Study: Pay for Play at the North Carolina Treasurer's Office Political Skill-Building Exercise 2: Creating an Organizational Story with an Underlying Meaning References Part II Strategies and Tactics of Positive Organizational Politics Chapter 3 Major Initiatives for Acquiring Power The Sources and Types of Power Position Power Personal Power Performing a Power Analysis Strategies and Tactics for Acquiring Power Perform Well and Establish a Good Reputation Form Alliances with Powerful People Attract a Powerful Mentor Be Grandiose, Audacious, and Flamboyant Be Visibly Kind Be an Extraordinary Strategist Make a Quick Showing Turn Around a Failure or a Crisis Share Power and Ask for Assistance Make a Powerful Appearance The Abuse of Power with Organizations Summary Questions and Activities Case Study: Big Eddie Lambert Likes to Deal Political Skill-Building Exercise 3: Creating an Impression of Power References Chapter 4 Upward Relations Organizational Citizenship Behavior as Organizational Politics Impression Management Contextual Variables Influencing Impression Management Specific Tactics of Impression Management A Variety of Relationship Builders with Superiors Understand your Manager's Style and Work Preferences Help Your Manager Succeed Engage in Favorable Interactions with Your Manager Be Loyal in a Variety of Ways Flatter Your Manager with Sincerity Strive for Ample and Open Communication Dealing with a Difficult Boss Summary Questions and Activities Case Study: The Image Doctor Will See You Now Political Skill-Building Exercise 4: Engaging in Effective Flattery References Chapter 5 Lateral Relations The Positive Consequences of Good lateral Relations Political Tactics for Coworker Relationships Engage in Interpersonal Citizenship Behavior Engage in Positive Coworker Exchanges Participate in Positive Gossip and Small Talk Supplement E-Mail with More Personal Contact Repair Damage Quickly Political Tactics for Enhancing Team Play Contribute to the Team Culture Demonstrate Confidence and Trust in Teammates Give Credit to Others Follow the Law of Reciprocity Participate in Healthy Competition Assist Teammates in Trouble Cooperate During Teamwork Training Individual Recognition and Positive Lateral Relations Summary Questions and Activities Case Study: Passed Over Pete Political Skill-Building Exercise 5: High-Quality Exchanges with Coworkers