Project Description

Office Politics For Managers

You have likely experienced some form of Office Politics. Working with different personalities, opinions, backgrounds, and values is a challenge in any environment. It is an inevitable fact that when people are working together personalities can and will clash. No one is an island, so working together as a team is incredibly important for the organisation and every employee.

Office Politics is about creating and maintaining better relationships. It is about communicating and working with your peers and colleagues in a way that is mutually beneficial. Employees who understand the positive aspects of Office Politics are better team members and end up being more successful and productive.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for the course. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Understand the purpose and benefits of office politics.
    • Setting boundaries and ground rules for new employees.
    • Learn to interact and influence among colleagues.
    • Learn how to manage various personality types in the office.
    • Determine how to gain support and effectively network.
    • Recognise how you are a part of a group and how you function
Module One: Getting Started

  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: The Basics (I)

  • What is Performance Management?
  • How Does Performance Management Work?
  • Tools
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Three: The Basics (II)

  • Three Phase Process
  • Assessments
  • Performance Reviews
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Four: Goal Setting

  • SMART Goal Setting
  • Specific Goals
  • Measurable Goals
  • Attainable Goals
  • Realistic Goals
  • Timely Goals
  • Monitoring Results
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Five: Establishing Performance Goals

  • Strategic Planning
  • Job Analysis
  • Setting Goals
  • Motivation
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Six: 360 Degree Feedback

  • What is 360 degree Feedback?
  • Versus Traditional Performance Review
  • The Components
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions
Module Seven: Competency Assessments

  • Competency Assessment Defined
  • Implementation
  • Final Destination
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Eight: Kolb”s Learning Cycle

  • Experience
  • Observation
  • Conceptualization
  • Experimentation
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Nine: Motivation

  • Key Factors
  • The Motivated Organization
  • Identifying Personal Motivators
  • Evaluating and Adapting
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Ten: The Performance Journal

  • Record Goals and Accomplishments
  • Linking with Your Employees or Managers
  • Implementing a Performance Coach
  • Keeping Track
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Eleven: Creating a Performance Plan

  • Goals
  • Desired Results
  • Prioritization
  • Measure
  • Evaluation
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

Office Politics For Managers

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COURSE TUTORS

EMERSON BURNS
EMERSON BURNSCourse Tutor
Students interact with each other and their tutors continuously through various online forums which foster a strong sense of community at Talent Studio.
CHUMASANDE NDUBELE
CHUMASANDE NDUBELECourse Tutor
Talent Studio has an intake of 200 students on targeted courses. I present two webinars a week per course. Participation during these sessions are always amazing.
PHOENIX MILLS
PHOENIX MILLSCourse Tutor
I am always inspired being part of a team of professional academic and administrative support staff who are passionate about developing people.

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