When you think of politics in the workplace, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For most people it is the negative stereotype of ham-handed power plays, sellouts, and backstabbing. But politics doesn’t have to be that way.
In this half-day program, you’ll learn a different approach, a proven approach based on more positive techniques.
Any employee from any level of the organization who would like to acquire and use power ethically.
- Exert power and influence in ethical, honorable ways.
- Increase the chance of getting your way without damaging relationships or being thrown out of the game.
- Become a more valuable team member.
- Increase job satisfaction and career options.
By the end of this program, you will be able to:
- Define the term “workplace politics.”
- Identify workplace decisions that motivate “political” responses.
- Distinguish between positive and negative workplace politics.
- Identify your preferred interaction style.
- Explain how to “flex” your preferred interaction style to increase the likelihood of successful communication.
- Discuss how to ethically obtain and use “power” to influence workplace change.
- Describe how to reduce resistance to your ideas by fence sitters, opponents, fellow travelers, and adversaries.
- Create a Workplace Change PlanTM that reflects positive political strategies.
- Politics defined
- Decisions that motivate political responses
- Distinguishing between positive and negative political behaviors
- Style preferences: Interaction style and learning style
- Style flexing for improved communication
- The six types of power
- Power: how to get it and use it — ethically
- Create a Workplace Change PlanTM that reflects positive political strategies
- Analyze the situation
- Build support by reducing resistance
- Prepare an action plan
- Evaluate the results