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The first volume in The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Organizational and Work Psychology introduces key concepts in personnel and employee performance from cognitive ability and the psychological predictors used in assessments to employee and team values. The editor and contributors present a clear overview of key research in the areas of behaviour change and how to assess individual job performance - making Volume I indispensable for anyone working in or studying Human Resource Management.

Political Effectiveness at Work
Political Effectiveness at Work
Jo SilvesterMadeleine Wyatt
Introduction

‘Politics at work’ is a term that most employees associate with colleagues and managers engaging in Machiavellian behavior, or operating outside accepted organizational procedures to achieve self-serving ends. For most people workplace politics relates to the darker side of organizational behavior; something that needs to be avoided or removed if we are to achieve healthy, efficient, and productive places of work (Buchanan, 2008; Mintzberg, 1983). But industrial, work, and organizational (IWO) psychologists have paid far less consideration to the counter view: that organizations are inherently political, and that political behavior is a natural and endemic feature of work environments, resulting from competing views about how work should be performed, the goals to be achieved, and ...

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