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Balancing Power and Politics in the Workplace

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Bring a trainer to your location to deliver this class for groups of 10 or more.

Summary

This LIVE, online training provides the guidelines you need to break negative political cycles and deal with the toxic behaviors behind them.

Workshop Description/Agenda

The balance of power in the workplace is crucial for preserving harmony and protecting employee peace of mind. But when workplace politics are used to further one person’s agenda rather than benefit the whole business, it disrupts this delicate balance and results in negative outcomes for many.

This LIVE, online training provides the guidelines you need to break negative political cycles and deal with the toxic behaviors behind them. You’ll sharpen your listening and negotiation skills... learn how to build stronger relationships with others in your organization... and improve your chances of agreeable, win-win results through the spirit of compromise.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Understand why power issues often arise around scarce resources
  • Discuss what happens when company goals don’t align to employee goals
  • Describe strategies for neutralizing negative politics
  • Discover tools to help you negotiate and compromise with colleagues
  • Assess your personal style and use it to build trusting relationships with co-workers

WORKSHOP AGENDA

Program time: 3 hours

Session 1: Understanding Political Behaviors

  • Reflect on the actions that create political resistance
  • Define negative and positive workplace politics
  • How do resource allocations affect workplace politics
  • Determine your personal perspectives regarding power and risk

Session 2: Establishing a Framework for Compromise

  • Develop more effective negotiation skills
  • Create rapport by applying a three-step listening model
  • Use the Easy Script method to improve negotiations
  • Maintaining an appropriate tone during negotiations

Session 3: Assessing Personal Style and Organizational Culture

  • Assess your personal style and how it compares with company leadership
  • Review how relationships, personal power and language help you obtain necessary resources
  • Describe ways to build more trusting relationships across your organization
  • Explain strategies for reducing negative political behaviors

Who Should Attend

HR Personnel, Managers, Supervisors

Additional Information

Training Provider: SkillPath Seminars

Course Topics: Business Skills Training > Conflict/Change Management

Training Course Summary: This LIVE, online training provides the guidelines you need to break negative political cycles and deal with the toxic behaviors behind them.