Business Politics Players – Why Individuals Don’t Use Their Personal Power

StrategyDriven Business Politics Players Article | Business Politics Players - Why Individuals Don’t Use Their Personal PowerEveryone possesses personal power to some degree but many chose not to use it. Commonly shrouded as a righteous choice to not play politics or a self protecting underestimation of one’s power, the primary reason for not exercising personal power is fear.


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Business Politics Practices – Delay Tactics

StrategyDriven Business Politics Practices Article | Business Politics Practices - Delay TacticsDelays are a powerful tool that can be exercised by almost anyone. Such tactics serve to put off undesired (by the person initiating and/or perpetuating the delay) action and, ultimately, prevent action through exhaustion of the resources (time, labor, money, interest/patience) needed to sustain forward progress.


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Business Politics Landscape – Cultural Shaping of an Organization’s Business Politics Landscape

StrategyDriven Business Politics Landscape Article | Cultural Shaping of an Organization’s Business Politics LandscapeAll organizations are political to some degree with their culture defining the predominant, acceptable political practices – the organization’s political landscape. This unique landscape represents where political activity takes place and the sources of power exerted, shaped by established activity controls and triggers respectively.


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For additional information regarding organizational cultures, see StrategyDriven’s Corporate Cultures Forum.

Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Productivity Loss

StrategyDriven Business Politics Impacts Article | Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Productivity LossUnseen millions are lost by companies every year; the result of employees withholding the full commitment of their physical, intellectual, and emotional contributions. Surveys conducted by the Gallup Organization identified an 18 percent difference in productivity between the best and worst performing companies.1 Yet, as we shall explain, even the best performing companies have room for improvement.


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Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Litigation, Fines, and Payouts

StrategyDriven Business Politics Impacts Article | Business Politics Impacts - Cost of Litigation, Fines, and PayoutsHarassment litigation represents a catastrophic leadership failure. In these instances, exhibited aberrant behavior may be non-compliant with applicable laws. Such occurrences represent large one-time costs associated with court mandated payouts as well as reduced productivity, heightened distraction, and elevated attrition.

Litigation events are acute occurrences unlike the more typically chronic workplace conditions resulting in diminished productivity, increased distraction, and elevated attrition. Consequently, all organizations can be subject to this type of litigation – it only takes one ill-fated event.


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