Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Redirecting the politician, part of Managing Employee Performance Problems (2013).
Politics at work is normal and predictable.…We know that humans can be self-serving,…and capable of different types of improper behavior.…It’s also true that political behavior…doesn’t have to be negative.…For example, choosing your battles and doing someone…an ethical favor are both types of political behaviors,…and they can be very smart.…With that caveat in place it’s useful to talk about…excessive or bad political behavior at work,…and there are many types you might think of.…If you see one of your employees engaging in any…significant amount of political behaviors it’s time to act.…
Be on the lookout for some of these.…First, is dictatorial behaviors.…This is an interpersonal style that doesn’t allow…for disagreements and dialog.…In essence, it’s a form of bullying.…It shows a lack of respect and it kills trust,…so it can’t be tolerated.…Also watch for personal agendas.…You might see key decisions made…to stack the deck in some way.…For example, when hiring or promoting people…the politician will go only for friends or folks…
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- Determining the appropriate intervention
- Defusing charged conversations
- Refocusing slackers
- Getting employees to show up on time
- Redirecting habitual complainers
- Engaging employees that always resist change
- Standing up to bullies
- Encouraging employees that can't handle feedback
- Helping people with personal problems
- Dealing with gossips
- Knowing when to say goodbye to an employee<br><br>
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