Dealing with Office Politics

Learn about office politics and how to survive at work.

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About this course

Office politics can affect each dimension of the workpalce both consciously and unconsciously. This is why it is crucial to educate learners on what office politics are and how to work with them, rather than against them.


This course draws together essential elements to teach learners the relationship between office politics and power/leadership. The 4-part course is guaranteed to teach you something new, prepping you with the vital skills you need for political office success.


The course breaks down what office politics are, a rundown of organisational power, what it means to be diplomatic, and understanding the motivations of others.

What you'll learn

  • Survival of the Fittest Office Politician
  • Map Organizational Power
  • Being Diplomatic
  • Understanding the Motivation of Others

Course Content

  • Survival of the Fittest Office Politician

    Learn about what office politics is, and why getting better at it can help you avoid it.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Be in the limelight without working hard. Gain attention and win appreciation from seniors. Earn respect at the workplace. Save their job.

    • Practicing "good" politics can help you get what you want without harming others in the process.

      Practicing
    • I occasionally bring my boss treats in hopes of getting a raise. Is this a form of office politics?

  • Map Organizational Power

    Understand how organizational dynamics works, the different types of coworkers, and the differences between those who will help you and those who won’t.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Here are six types of co-workers to look out for in the office.

      Here are six types of co-workers to look out for in the office.
    • Organizational dynamics is the process of continuously strengthening resources and enhancing employee performances.

    • Your co-worker Dan just told you:

  • Being Diplomatic

    Being good at politics starts with being diplomatic with your coworkers. Learn how to treat them in a fair and collaborative way.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • Whether you want to get things done, improve your professional reputation, or just make your office a happy place to work, it's a good idea to foster good relationships with your coworkers.

      Whether you want to get things done, improve your professional reputation, or just make your office a happy place to work, it's a good idea to foster good relationships with your coworkers.
    • Match each skill with its reasoning.

    • Three tips for achieving effective diplomacy at work.

  • Understanding the Motivation of Others

    Learn about the motivations of your co-workers and how to leverage knowing what they want to attain your goals.

    Lesson Excerpts

    • All effective leaders want their organizations to be filled with driven employees. That's why it's vital for your team to feel motivated and inspired.

      All effective leaders want their organizations to be filled with driven employees. That's why it's vital for your team to feel motivated and inspired.
    • Your employees may have all the expertise in the world but, if they're not motivated, it's unlikely that they'll achieve their true potential. Every team member is different, and will likely have different motivators. It's important to get to know your employees, discover what motivates them, and find a good mixture of extrinsic and intrinsic motivators, so that you can motivate them successfully and ultimately attain your goals along the way.

    • Is the example intrinsic or extrinsic motivation?

Course Authors

EdApp

EdApp is a leader in training for the mobile workforce. As a microlearning platform EdApp delivers tens of thousands of lessons a day globally. The use of gamification and social learning make EdApp a platform that boasts engagement across the board. The content library now lets you access world class content for you and your team. EdApp has set out to democratize learning and give everyone a classroom in their pocket.

Selected Review

"Office politics is a subject not often touched on in company training which is why I found this course so refreshing and equally as useful. I learnt a lot, from being diplomatic to understanding motivations. I definitely recommend."

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