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Power and Politics in the Organization:

Understanding the Game

It is easy for an HR professional to overlook or dismiss the role that politics plays in making things happen inside of an organization. Politics is a part of life in every organization, good and bad. This session will explore the role that power and politics play in organizational decision making and show savvy human resources leaders how harnessing these forces can mean the difference between effectiveness and irrelevance.

Attendees will gain practical skills and approaches for how to grow their influence with the organization to become more effective leaders and agents of change.

We will explore these questions:
  • Where does power come from?
  • Why should I want more power and how do I get it?
  • How does politics affect the role of HR?