Organizational Politics: The Devilish Side of Effective Management Practices

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Organizational architect Murad Mirza discusses Organizational Politics (OP) -- the role of political activities in being an imperative for the various types of organizations and whether managers need to be equipped with such skills. The author provides perspectives from some of the key schools of thought on the significance and relevance of engaging in organizational politics. These are interspersed by the author’s own professional experiences in managing issues arising out of organizational politics in a National Airline and a FMCG Multinational.