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Organizational politics and culture

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How can an individual learn to understand organizational politics? How does culture play a part?

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This solution explains how employees can understand the basics of organizational politics, and how different cultures play a part in that understanding.

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One of the major problems in the business arena is that there is such an abundance of organizational politics. It has become problematic because organizational politics are negative in their own right. Organizational politics is also called workplace politics. Basically, a person within the organization wants to achieve a certain status, goal or objective, and s/he determines to accomplish that element through whatever means are necessary. It is also commonly called "playing the game" in different business circles. If employee X wants a ...

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