The Perceptions of Organizational Politics Scale

Measuring the Impact of Office Politics

The Perceptions of Organizational Politics Scale - Measuring the Impact of Office Politics

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Your team's view of office politics may be very different from yours.

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."– Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), American essayist

The perception that politics dominates your workplace can create serious problems. Such beliefs can be based on fact or fantasy but, either way, they shape the behavior and attitudes of the people who hold them.

For example, staff may be reluctant to work hard if they think that powerful people or cliques will hold them back in their careers. Or, if they feel that they need to "play the game" to get ahead, they may prioritize their own agenda over your business objectives.

What's more, a reputation for being highly political could make it hard for your organization to keep good people, or to hire new ones.

In this article, you can find out how to use the Perceptions of Organizational Politics Scale (POPS) to measure how political your people perceive your organization to be, and how you can respond to the results.

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