Games At Work: How to Recognize and Reduce Office Politics by Mauricio Goldstein PDF

By Mauricio Goldstein

ISBN-10: 0470262001

ISBN-13: 9780470262009

"A magnificent learn not just for senior leaders and bosses but in addition for workers looking development in complicated agencies. Goldstein and skim dissect the interpersonal dynamics that have an effect on a company's functionality, offer a framework to appreciate the video games which are mostly performed in companies all over the world, and provide functional instruments to right those behaviors and increase the organization's effectiveness."
Jacopo Bracco, government vice chairman, DIRECTV Latin the USA

"Whether you're an worker, supervisor, or CEO, this e-book can assist you discover the video games which are occurring round you and on your association and should arm you with recommendations to wrestle the unwanted effects of those games."
Corey J. Seitz, vice chairman, worldwide expertise administration, Johnson & Johnson

"This ebook is an effective warning call for organizational existence. A highway map of potholes and improper turns. Written in a transparent and down-to-earth approach, its energy is its concreteness."
Peter Block, writer, Community: The constitution of Belonging

"Play or do not play, your selection. but when you must deal with and aspire to steer, you need to learn Goldstein and Read's valuable therapy of the video games occurring throughout you forever. organize to be entertained and disconcerted in equivalent measure."
Seán Meehan, Martin Hilti Professor of selling and alter administration, IMD

"Goldstein and skim supply an available and penetrating dialogue of the twenty-two commonest video games at paintings and their person and organizational factors, company bills, and treatments. each operating one who has ever been a sufferer or offender of political video games will take advantage of examining video games at Work."
Harvey A. Hornstein, emeritus professor of psychology; former director of Columbia collage Organizational improvement courses; and organizational consultant

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L6. Window Watcher The boss doesn’t want to fire someone (for financial reasons, for fear of lawsuits, or because of the possibility of some other form of unpleasantness), so he promotes her or moves her to a non-job (a role the Japanese sometimes refer to as window 36 GAMES AT WORK watching), therefore removing her from a position of influence. This is why some companies are filled with “deadwood”—people who keep jobs for years and never really accomplish anything, but don’t rock the boat. The Window Watcher game has a tremendously negative impact on productivity, an impact that is often invisible because the individuals given nonessential roles appear to be contributing employees.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN 45 C H A P T E R 2 Playing to Lose The Negative Impact of Games on Core Business Activities PLAYING TO LOSE ames are insidious. By that we mean that the effect isn’t always obvious and immediate. On the surface, shortterm results may be good. Beneath the surface, however, problems are emerging. As a manager, you can glimpse some of the problems. You may notice that your people aren’t bringing the same enthusiasm and energy to tasks that they once did. You may suspect that the “wrong” people are being hired and promoted.

Window Watcher The boss doesn’t want to fire someone (for financial reasons, for fear of lawsuits, or because of the possibility of some other form of unpleasantness), so he promotes her or moves her to a non-job (a role the Japanese sometimes refer to as window 36 GAMES AT WORK watching), therefore removing her from a position of influence. This is why some companies are filled with “deadwood”—people who keep jobs for years and never really accomplish anything, but don’t rock the boat. The Window Watcher game has a tremendously negative impact on productivity, an impact that is often invisible because the individuals given nonessential roles appear to be contributing employees.

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