Organizational politics

For this assignment you will be continuing to write about your own workplace experiences as they relate to
power and politics. Think of one of the largest political battles you witnessed or were apart of during your
career, and think carefully about how the concepts from the background materials apply to what you
In preparation for the SLP, make sure you have a thorough grasp of the terminology from the background
materials including the main individual and organizational factors that lead to political behavior and the types of
political behavior. Once you are comfortable with the terminology and concepts from the background materials,
write a 2- to 3-page paper addressing the following issues:
Briefly describe a political battle that took place in your workplace. Explain who the main players were and
what issues were at stake.
What individual and organizational factors led to this political battle? Refer to the background readings in your
answer, and in particular pages 877-883 of Robbins (1997).
What types of political behaviors did the participants in this political battle exhibit? Be specific and use the
types of political behaviors discussed in pages 297-301 of Luthans et al. (2015).
Do you think any of the participants behaved unethically during this political battle? Use the ethical framework
discussed on pages 896-898 of Robbins (1997) to guide your answer.

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