HBR Guide to Office Politics (HBR Guide Series) (Harvard Business Review Guides) (Paperback)
Harvard Business School Press, 9781625275325, 208pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 2014
Don't let destructive drama sideline your career.
Every organization has its share of political drama: Personalities clash. Agendas compete. Turf wars erupt. But you need to work productively with your colleagues--even difficult ones--for the good of your organization and your career. How can you do that without compromising your personal values? By acknowledging that power dynamics and unwritten rules exist--and navigating them constructively.
The HBR Guide to Office Politics will help you succeed at work without being a power grabber or a corporate climber. Instead you'll cultivate a political strategy that's authentic to you. You'll learn how to:
- Gain influence without losing your integrity
- Contend with backstabbers and bullies
- Work through tough conversations
- Manage tensions when resources are scarce
- Get your share of choice assignments
- Accept that not all conflict is bad
Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from a source you trust. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.