Office Politics For Managers

You have likely experienced some form of Office Politics. Working with different personalities, opinions, backgrounds, and values is a challenge in any environment. It is an inevitable fact that when people are working together personalities can and will clash. No one is an island, so working together as a team is incredibly important for the organization and every employee.

 

Online Course

R499.00

Office Politics For Managers – Course Outline:

Office Politics is about creating and maintaining better relationships. It is about communicating and working with your peers and colleagues in a way that is mutually beneficial. Employees who understand the positive aspects of Office Politics are better team members and end up being more successful and productive.

 

Module One: Getting Started

  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: New Hires

  • Company Core Values
  • Building Relationships
  • Encourage Respect
  • Setting Ground Rules
  • Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: It’s About Interacting and Influencing

  • Dealing with Different Personalities
  • Build a Culture of Collaboration
  • Be Nice to Everyone (Not Just Those That Can Help You)
  • Be a Team Player
  • Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Dealing With Rumours, Gossip, and Half-Truths

  • It’s Effects on Moral
  • Reinforce the Truth with Facts
  • Do Not Participate
  • Deal With it swiftly
  • Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Office Personalities (I)

  • Complainer
  • Gossiper
  • Bully
  • Negative Ned/Nancy
  • Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Six: Office Personalities (II)

  • Information Keeper
  • Know-it-All
  • The Apple-Polisher
  • Nosey Neighbour
  • Case Study
  • Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Getting Support for Your Projects

  • Gain Trust through Honesty
  • Be Assertive
  • Blow Your Own Horn
  • Make Allies
  • Case Study
  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Conflict Resolution

  • The Importance of Forgiveness
  • Neutralizing Emotions
  • The Benefits of a Resolution
  • The Agreement Frame
  • Case Study
  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Ethics

  • Benefits of an Ethical Environment
  • Lead by Example
  • Ensuring Ethical Behavior
  • Addressing Unethical Behavior
  • Case Study
  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: You Are Not an Island

  • Never Burn a Bridge
  • Take the High Road
  • Trust is a Two Way Street
  • Don’t Hide in Your Office
  • Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Social Events Outside of Work

  • How to Decline Politely
  • Rules When Attending
  • Meeting New People
  • Conversation Do’s and Don’ts
  • Case Study
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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