Politicking

2 Mar

“You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”

This quote is came from Abraham Lincoln the American 16th US president who brought about the emancipation of the slaves.

Now a days, we always seen what happening in our country today even in other countries. There is always a conflict in the politics and coalition (People). There’s a lot of negative feedback (e.g., corruption)  that we are always heard and saw  in different way like (TV, friends, professor, radio station, social networking) but the question is what could you do to prevent this situation? I hope that my article can help us to be an effective politician (someday).

Forget, for a moment , the ethics of politicking and any negative impression you may have of people who engage in organization politics. If you wanted to be more politically adept in your organization, what could you do? The following eight suggestions are likely to improve your political effectiveness.

1.) Frame arguments i terms of organization goals – effective politicking requires camouflaging your self – interest. No matter that your objectives is self-serving; all the arguments you marshal in support of it must be framed in terms of the benefits that will accrue to the organization. People whose actions appear to blatantly further their own interests at the expense of the organization are almost universally denounced, are likely to lose influence, and often suffer the ultimate penalty of being expelled from the organization.

2.) Develop the right image – If you know your organization’s culture, you understand what the organization wants and values from its employees – in terms of dress, associates to cultivate and those to avoid; whether to appear risk taking or risk – aversive.

3.) Gain control of organization resources – The control of organization resources that are scarce and important is a source of power. knowledge and expertise are particularly effective resources to control. they make you more valuable to the organization and. therefore. more likely to gain security, advancement, and a receptive audience for your ideas.

4.) Make yourself appear indispensable – Because we’re dealing with appearances rather than objective facts, you can enhance your power by appearing to be indispensable. That is, you don’t have to really be indispensable as long as key people in the organization believe that you are. If the organization’s prime decision makes believe there is no ready substitute for what you are giving the organization. they are likely to go to great lengths to ensure that your desire are satisfied.

5.) Be visible – Because performance evaluation has a substantial subjective component, it’s important that your boss and those in power in the organization be made aware or your contribution. If you are fortunate enough to have a job that brings accomplishments to the attention of others, it may not be necessary to take direct measures to increase your visibility. But your job require you to handle activities that are low in visibility, or your specific contribution may be indistinguishable because you’re part of a team endeavor.

6.) Develop power allies – It helps to have powerful people in your camp. Cultivate contacts with potentially influential people above you, at your own level, and in the lower ranks. They can provide you with important information that may not be available through normal channels. Additionally, there will be times when decisions will be made in favor of those with the greatest support. having a powerful allies can provide you with a coalition of support if and when you need it.

7.) Avoid “TAINTED” members – in almost every organization,there are fringe members whose status is questionable. Their performance and/or loyalty is suspect. Keep your distance from such individuals. Given the reality that effectiveness has a large subjective component, your own effectiveness might be called into question if you’re perceived as being too closely associated with tainted members.

8.) Support your boss – Your immediate  future is is the hands of your current boss. Since he or she evaluates your performance, you will typically want to do whatever is necessary to have your boss on your side. You should make every effort to help your boss succeed, make her look good, support her if she is under siege, and spend the time to find out what criteria she will be using to assess your effectiveness. Don’t undermine your boss. And don’t speak negatively of her to others.

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