Games at work: How to Recognize and Reduce Office Politics

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"A terrific read not only for senior leaders and executives but also for employees seeking growth in complex organizations. Goldstein and Read dissect the interpersonal dynamics that affect a company's performance, provide a framework to understand the games that are commonly played in businesses around the world, and offer practical tools to correct these behaviors and improve the organization's effectiveness." - Jacopo Bracco , executive vice president, DIRECTV Latin America

"Whether you are an employee, manager, or CEO, this book will help you uncover the games that are going on around you and in your organization and will arm you with strategies to combat the negative effects of these games." - Corey J. Seitz , vice president, global talent management, Johnson & Johnson

"This book is a good warning sign for organizational life. A road map of potholes and wrong turns. Written in a clear and down-to-earth way, its strength is its concreteness." - Peter Block , author, Community: The Structure of Belonging

"Play or don't play, your choice. But if you need to manage and aspire to lead, you must read Goldstein and Read's helpful treatment of the games going on all around you all the time. Prepare to be entertained and disconcerted in equal measure." - Se#65533;n Meehan , Martin Hilti Professor of Marketing and Change Management, IMD

"Goldstein and Read provide an accessible and penetrating discussion of the twenty-two most common games at work and their individual and organizational causes, business costs, and remedies. Every working person who has ever been a victim or perpetrator of political games will profit from reading Games at Work." - Harvey A. Hornstein , emeritus professor of psychology; former director of Columbia University Organizational Development Programs; and organizational consultant

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"A terrific read not only for senior leaders and executives but also for employees seeking growth in complex organizations. Goldstein and Read dissect the interpersonal dynamics that affect a company's performance, provide a framework to understand the games that are commonly played in businesses around the world, and offer practical tools to correct these behaviors and improve the organization's effectiveness."
Jacopo Bracco, executive vice president, DIRECTV Latin America

"Whether you are an employee, manager, or CEO, this book will help you uncover the games that are going on around you and in your organization and will arm you with strategies to combat the negative effects of these games."
Corey J. Seitz, vice president, global talent management, Johnson & Johnson

"This book is a good warning sign for organizational life. A road map of potholes and wrong turns. Written in a clear and down-to-earth way, its strength is its concreteness."
Peter Block, author, Community: The Structure of Belonging

"Play or don't play, your choice. But if you need to manage and aspire to lead, you must read Goldstein and Read's helpful treatment of the games going on all around you all the time. Prepare to be entertained and disconcerted in equal measure."
Seán Meehan, Martin Hilti Professor of Marketing and Change Management, IMD

"Goldstein and Read provide an accessible and penetrating discussion of the twenty-two most common games at work and their individual and organizational causes, business costs, and remedies. Every working person who has ever been a victim or perpetrator of political games will profit from reading Games at Work."
Harvey A. Hornstein, emeritus professor of psychology; former director of Columbia University Organizational Development Programs; and organizational consultant

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table_of_contents Games At Work: How to Recognize and Reduce Office Politics -- Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- The Marginalize Game -- Games: An Under-the-Radar Problem -- What This Book Will Tell You and How It Will Tell It -- Who This Book Is for and How to Use It -- Chapter 1: Let the Games Begin -- The Theory and Practice of Games -- The Traits: Signs and Symptoms That a Game Is Being Played -- The Names of the Games: What They Are, How They're Played, and Why They're Harmful -- A Range of Attitudes: Game Consciousness -- Chapter 2: Playing to Lose -- A Finger-Pointing Environment -- The Four Effects of Unmanaged Game Playing -- Games-a Dirty Little Corporate Secret -- Effect on Specific Leadership Functions and Tasks -- Self-Assessment -- Chapter 3: Fertile Ground -- Coping Mechanism: A Response to Uncertainty -- Internal and External Factors Foster Game Playing -- Portrait of a Game-Playing Team -- Assess the Impact of Trends and Events on Your Group's Games -- Chapter 4: Eyes Wide Shut -- Four Reasons Not to Confront Games -- Why Aren't You Confronting Games at Work? -- Bad Reasons, Good Excuses: Challenge Your Assumptions -- Chapter 5: An Eye-Opening Experience -- Sleeping Beauty: A Trance-Like State -- Warning Signs: Interpreting What Game Players in a Trance Are Really Saying -- Feeling Alarmed -- Seizing the Opportunity: Accepting and Moving Forward -- Chapter 6: Count Me Out -- Needs, Anxiety, and Choice -- To Play or Not to Play: That Is the Question -- To Play: Opportunistic, Rationalizing, Internalizing -- Not to Play: Exit or Choose Intimacy -- A Choice You Make from Your Gut as Much as from Your Mind -- Getting Ready for the Choice: Authenticity and Courage -- Chapter 7: Game, Interrupted -- Positive and Negative Forces: Increase One, Decrease the Other -- Interrupting: Knowing the Points Where You Can Intervene., Let the games begin; what games are and how they are played in organizations -- Playing to lose; the negative impact of games on core business activities -- Fertile ground; why games are so pervasive in modern corporations -- Eyes wide shut; why people don't deal with games at work -- An eye-opening experience; awakening to games -- Count me out; choosing not to play -- Game, interrupted; executing your choice -- Interconnections; how games are linked in to an ecology -- The challenge of change; toward a games-conscious model of transformation -- Games at the top; the impact of playing in the executive suite -- A sustainable goal; transforming organizations in small but significant ways., The Steps for Interrupting a Game -- The Steps Toward Open and Ongoing Dialogue -- Chapter 8: Interconnections -- The Invisible Links Between Connected Games -- Identifying Your Game Ecology -- A Diagnostic for the Game-Playing Aspect of a Culture -- Organizational Games DNA -- Chapter 9: The Challenge of Change -- A Dual Negative Impact -- Anatomy of a Change: An Example of Games DNA in Action -- Overcoming Games DNA and Inertia -- A Games-Conscious Model of Transformation -- Chapter 10: Games at the Top -- Why CEOs Play Games -- A More Pragmatic Approach -- A New CEO Responsibility: Maintaining a Low-Game Environment -- Chapter 11: A Sustainable Goal -- The Evolution of Composite Corporation -- Five Principles to Keep in Mind -- Appendix: List of Games -- References -- Acknowledgments -- About the Authors -- Index.
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title Games at work : How to Recognize and Reduce Office Politics
title_display Games at work : how to recognize & reduce office politics
title_full Games At Work How to Recognize and Reduce Office Politics, Games at Work : How to Recognize and Reduce Office Politics, Games at work : how to recognize & reduce office politics / Mauricio Goldstein, Philip Read ; foreword by Kevin Cashman, Games at work [electronic resource] : how to recognize and reduce office politics / Mauricio Goldstein, Philip Read
title_short Games at work :
title_sort games at work how to recognize & reduce office politics
title_sub How to Recognize and Reduce Office Politics
topic BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Corporate Governance, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Leadership, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Organizational Development, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Workplace Culture, Business, Electronic books. -- local, Nonfiction, Office politics, Organizational behavior
topic_facet BUSINESS & ECONOMICS, Business, Corporate Governance, Electronic books. -- local, Leadership, Nonfiction, Office politics, Organizational Development, Organizational behavior, Workplace Culture