Positive Political Players
This project explores the mind sets of individuals towards workplace politics by examining their aptitude, attitude and approach. Building on current definitions of workplace politics and the factors that contribute to it, this project seeks to develop a questionnaire that offers the opportunity to contrast an individual's approach to politics with the views of their colleagues, thus allowing an overview of the prevailing political landscape within an organisation.
Politics is present in all organisations, and often has a powerful impact on internal decision making, yet it is despised by many and seemingly poorly covered in the syllabi of business schools and providers of MBAs. The development of a questionnaire offers an opportunity to provide insight into individuals' political style and skill, as well as their approach to politics.
This project is currently in data collection and analysis stage