November 30, 2020

Politics has changed

Political intelligence animals

No, I am not talking about national politics. I mean the politics that exist in the workplace.

Regardless of how the pandemic has affected your workplace, it is likely that those changes have shifted things in your work’s political landscape.

Politics arises because people bring their personal emotions, needs, ambitions, and insecurities into their professional lives and these colour the way they go about achieving success. On top of that, people’s idea of what success looks like will vary, who they are will mean their preferred way of achieving it will vary, and how they try and influence others to their way of thinking will vary.

The result… politics in the workplace.

Here are the four political animals at large within most organisations.

Which animals, or mix of them, represent your colleagues?

How have they changed their politics during the pandemic?

How have you changed?

Maybe share the above link with your colleagues and ask them?

If you don’t want to do that, which animal does that suggest you are?

My best wishes, Paul

Paul Matthews

CEO and Founder of People Alchemy

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