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Office politics, or work politics, are the strategies and procedures that employees use to function and advance in a work setting. It is important for managers to learn and understand the office environment and the employees that make it tick. Since the manager interacts with several aspects of the workplace, one should learn how to effectively work with colleagues, supervisors, and upper management in order to help keep the department functioning as a whole.

Course Key Concepts: Office Politics, New Managers, Managers, Staff, Emotional Intelligence.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover and define the purpose and benefits of office politics.
  • Explore and define boundaries for new employees.
  • Recognize how to interact and influence among colleagues.
  • Identify and list the various personality types in the office.
  • Discover and determine how to gain support and effectively network.
Last updated/reviewed: January 20, 2021

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
Introduction and overview
  3:51Introduction to Navigating Office Politics
  6:14Relationships and Communication
  6:36Office Personalities
  3:40Building Alliances
  6:43Ethics and Conflict Resolution
  3:48Building Relationships
  3:53Office Socialization
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  34:46Navigating Office Politics
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  PDFSlides: Navigating Office Politics
  PDFNavigating Office Politics Glossary/ Index
  PDFWorkbook: Navigating Office Politics
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM