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Navigating 'Office Politics' positively

This Business and Management Faculty webinar took place on 5 November 2020.

The term 'Office Politics' usually has a lot of negative connotations, and indeed an inability to be able to navigate an organisation's formal processes and interact effectively with others at work can have far reaching, adverse consequences.

Conversely, when people understand how their organisation really works and are equipped with the skills and confidence to engage effectively with different people of varying seniority and personality type, there are many benefits for both the individual's career and the organisation. Often, a halt in an individual's career progression can indicate that they lack positive political intelligence. Once individuals are equipped with the awareness and skills of how to be positively politically intelligent then more effective working, better decision making and ultimately improved organisational and individual performance are the result.