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Published on Nov 24, 2009
Professor Andrew Kakabadse discusses office politics, and how they are inevitable because the complexity inherent when people are making a number of choices. Politics is about negotiating away complexity, and it usually means dealing with things that are not easy.
To deal with politics, people need to be prepared to think, act and work differently, and often those who don't seem politically capable are just not emotionally ready to deal with strenuous conversations that need to take place.
Politics is inevitable, and it's important for managers to be politically astute.