Presentation on theme: "Office Politics and Gossip Kyle Kearney Work Based Learning Coordinator Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School."— Presentation transcript:
Office Politics and Gossip Kyle Kearney Work Based Learning Coordinator Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School
2 Office Politics Office (Work) Politics Defined Pros and Cons of Office Politics How to avoid Office Politics Workplace Gossip
3 Pre-Test 1. Office politics occur 1. Only within public agencies 2. Only in private Corporations 3. In nearly all business situations 4. Everywhere except Disney World
4 Pre-Test 2. A benefit of office politics is: 1. Encouragement of secrecy 2. Highly motivated employees 3. Reduction in the overall team effort 4. Power struggles
5 Pre-Test 3. A benefit of gossip would be 1. Rumors can increase productivity 2. Resistance to management plans 3. More information is passed along to employees 4. Provides stress relief
6 Office 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.
7 Cons of Office Politics Unwarranted Power Struggles Encourages Hypocrisy, Secrecy, and Self-interests Produces ineffective team work among staff members