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Games at work : how to recognize & reduce office politics

Author: Mauricio Goldstein; Philip Read
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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How managers can put the breaks on needless games before they spiral out of control This groundbreaking book gives managers the tools to "diagnose" the games that people play in an organization  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mauricio Goldstein; Philip Read
ISBN: 9780470262009 0470262001
OCLC Number: 268790700
Description: xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Let the games begin; what games are and how they are played in organizations --
Playing to lose; the negative impact of games on core business activities --
Fertile ground; why games are so pervasive in modern corporations --
Eyes wide shut; why people don't deal with games at work --
An eye-opening experience; awakening to games --
Count me out; choosing not to play --
Game, interrupted; executing your choice --
Interconnections; how games are linked in to an ecology --
The challenge of change; toward a games-conscious model of transformation --
Games at the top; the impact of playing in the executive suite --
A sustainable goal; transforming organizations in small but significant ways.
Responsibility: Mauricio Goldstein, Philip Read ; foreword by Kevin Cashman.

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"There's nothing funny about mind games in the workplace, say the authors of this sober-minded guide to understanding underhanded office maneuvers. Simply waking up to games people play and rejecting Read more...

 
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