Office Communications Research Paper by Professor Victor Verb

Office Communications
This paper discusses how office politics affects communication in the workplace.
# 64521 | 5,566 words | 13 sources | APA | 2003 | US

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This paper provides a review of the relevant literature to identify who generally engages in office politics, the impact on organizational effectiveness, and what can be done to overcome these behaviors. A discussion of these issues is followed by a summary of the research in the conclusion.
Review of the Relevant Literature
Overview of Office Politics Versus Skill and Ability
What Can Be Done

From the Paper:

"The American spirit of hard work, dedication and self-sacrifice has served the country well, but it frequently does not pay off in terms of advancement and promotion in an organization that is characterized by office politics. Everyone has seen coworkers with comparable or inferior abilities manage to rise like cream to the top, always securing the best positions with little or no apparent effort. These types of advancements on the basis of spurious considerations only serve to demotivate other employees and increase the incidence of conflicts resulting from office politics in the future. While the fact remains that office politics are an inevitable part of the organizational setting, there are some steps that everyone can take to minimize the impact on their own careers while helping to accomplish the goals of the company. "

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APA Format

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MLA Format

"Office Communications" 22 March 2006. Web. 17 January. 2021. <>