Organisational Politics

Is Organization politics bad?

Whenever we hear the word politics – negative thoughts come up in almost everyone’s mind. Politics becomes bad when there is hidden agenda, using power and influence to further your personal interests, maligning your colleagues etc. Following are examples of bad politics

  • Regional/language bias Well, let’s accept this. We have a comfort feel if we have people from your region or who speak your language. Assume there are 2 people who have more or less the same competence. The person who is from the same region as the boss gets visibility, rewards, recognitions etc. Boss does the image building for this person and ignores the other person completely. So you could imagine the emotional state of other guy. Such issues could happen between peers at all levels.
  • Perception spreading/Image tarnishing Let’s assume that an influential person has some perception about somebody or some thing. This person
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