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ADGR 7725 Navigating Organizational Politics (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Workplace politics permeates every organization. Some avoid it, believing politics is manipulative and competence alone will assure advancement. This puts career success at risk. Ethically approached, workplace politics can generate power and influence and advance an organization’s and an individual’s goals. Course addresses strategies to influence the outcome of political situations during different career stages. Focus is on developing emotional intelligence; conducting a political self-assessment; building networks of relationships based on trust; identifying and responding to the generational perspectives through which individuals examine issues; and handling political attacks. Course explores socializing with savvy; dealing with office romance and sexual harassment; assessing the career impact of work-life balance programs; uncovering an organization’s hidden politics; accessing opportunities and surviving reorganizations.


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Last Updated: 20-Feb-14