organizational politics



The pursuit of individual agendas and self-interest in an organization without regard to their effect on the organization's efforts to achieve its goals.

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  • We made no progress last week's meetings because the analysts from Acme were more interested in organizational politics than in getting any real work done.

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  • You should make sure that any organizational politics do not cause any damages to your workplace environment or deal with them quickly.

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  • The organizational politics of the place were not something I wanted to get mixed up in because it was really dangerous for my career.

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