Power and Politics (Influence Tactics ( Personal appeals, Exchange, …
Power and Politics
Type of Political Activity
Building support for ideas
Associating with influential
Attacking or blaming others
Bases of Power
Evaluating the bases of Power
Summary and Implications
What does it mean to be empowered?
Why do people engage in politics?
How does dependency affect power?
How does one get power?
What is power?
What tactics can be used to increase power?
How are power and harassment related?
Characteristics of Empowered people
Sense of competence
Sense of impact
Sense of meaning
Sense of self-determination
Condition for true empowerment
Company must help employees acquire the relevant skills
Employees need to be supported in their decision making
There must be clear definition of the values and mission of the company.
Employees need to recognized for their efforts.
Making office Politics work
Don't just ask for opinion-change them.
Everyone expects to be paid back.
Nobody wins unless everybody wins.
Success can created opposition.