Overall Aim:

This programme aims to help participants understand key features of organisational “politics” and provide them with a range of tools to help “navigate” within the organisation effectively. Participants learn to be more influential to the mutual benefit of themselves, their teams and their organisations.

How you benefit:

  • Recognise the primary political power styles within organisations and learn to avoid the dangers of adopting the extreme of any style
  • Identify signs that indicate political naivety
  • Use practical, non-manipulative strategies to navigate the political arena whilst maintaining integrity
  • Present ideas or challenge others’ ideas with appropriate vocabulary
  • Recognise and handle potential sabotage and other negative actions from overly political colleagues, bosses, etc.

Programme Outline:

  • Baselining reactions to the words “organisational politics”
  • Understanding the hidden influence blocks and sabotages in organisations
  • Exploring the political styles model
  • Assessing your own strengths and weaknesses
  • Reading power, the real agenda and unwritten rules
  • Learning to alter perceptions
  • Networking and self-promotion techniques
  • Developing the elevator speech
  • Presenting ideas/reacting to challenges
  • Mapping and analysing stakeholders
  • Developing cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Developing your personal style and personal action plan

Who should attend:

New managers, mid-level managers, as well as senior managers and directors, and individual contributors or anyone looking to develop political savvy in a work setting.

Speak to us for more information on our programmes, or if you wish for us to customise one for you.

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