Presentation on theme: "Office Politics and Gossiping"— Presentation transcript:
1 Office Politics and Gossiping Cynthia GordonSchool-to-Work CoordinatorInternational Finance andCareer High School
2 Office Politics Detriments of Office Politics Office (Work) Politics DefinedDetriments of Office PoliticsBenefits of Office PoliticsFive Rules Concerning Office PoliticsHow to Avoid Office Politics
3 Gossiping (Office) The Grapevine Concept Detriments of Office Grapevine GossipBenefits of Office Grapevine Gossip
4 Pre-Test True or FalseOffice politics takes place in nearly every business organization.Many working class people are happy that office politics exist.There are positive and negative effects from office politics.Office grapevine occurs when you add state-of-the-art telecommunications into the workplace.Managers differ with regard to what information should be disseminated within the workplace.There are good and bad forms of gossip.
5 Office (Work) Politics Defined The complex struggle for dominance that takes place in any organization.When workers actively seek ways to make their abilities and achievements known.Ruthless manipulation of other people in an attempt to gain power.
6 Detriments of Office Politics Initiates RuthlessnessUnwarranted Power StrugglesEncourages Hypocrisy, Secrecy,and Self-interestsProduces ineffective team work among staff members
8 Five Rules Concerning Office Politics Nobody Wins Unless Everybody WinsDon’t Just Ask For Opinions…Change ThemEveryone Expects To Be Paid BackSuccess Can Create OppositionDon’t Ignore The After-Math Of Success
9 How To Avoid Office Politics Wear No MaskBe TransparentFlex and BendListenPark the Ego
10 How To Avoid Office Politics (Cont.) Forget the EmpireDon’t GossipFocus On the BusinessIssue at HandApologize Later
11 Gossiping (Office) The Grapevine Concept The Grapevine Concept is the informal communication network of anorganization.It is also…..An unofficial way of relaying newsPersonal GossipInformal and Unstructured
12 Detriments of Office Grapevine Gossip Incorrect Information is passed alongContributes to the spread of rumorsCreates conflicting loyaltiesCounteracts Company ValuesEncourages Resistance toManagement Plans
13 Benefits of Grapevine Gossip Provides an outlet for stress, tension, and anxietyMakes work less boringShowcases future leadersProvides feedback on employee attitudes
14 Post Test Ten True or False Questions Office politics takes place in nearly every business organization.Many working class people are happy that office politics exist.There are positive and negative effects from office politics.Office grapevine occurs when you add state-of-the-art telecommunication into the workplace.
15 Post Test Ten True or False Questions (Cont.) Managers differ with regard to what information should be disseminated within the workplace.There are good and bad forms of gossip.The informal communication network of an organization is called the Grapevine Concept.One of the five rules concerning office politics state that not everyone expects to get paid back.
16 Post Test Ten True or False Questions (Cont.) Hypocrisy, secrecy, self interests, ruthlessness, and power struggles are all examples of office gossip.One way to avoid office politics is to focus on the business interest at hand.
17 Answers to Pre and Post Tests True 6. TrueFalse 7. TrueTrue 8. TrueFalse 9. FalseTrue True
18 Office Politics and Gossip Web Resources Assignment: Select one of the following websites listed below to create a brochure on the possible negative and positive benefits concerning gossip in the workplace.Nebraska WBL Instruction Guide, Competency #6 – Acting Professionally, The Grapevine,pgs I-143 – I-148.