Free Essay

Communication and Organisational Politics

In: Business and Management

Submitted By udoetuk
Words 2056
Pages 9
Akwa United football club of Uyo last Wednesday attempted to balance their alarming and dying feat and number of goals conceded recently in their away matches by what has been term by many as the resurrection of the …………. base Nigeria professional football league side by thrashing the visiting shanks of port Harcourt 3.0 in their week ten match at the Uyo township stadium. The Uyo team which previously laboured in their encounter with the visiting ABSFC of Illorin by coming from behind to draw may have left their dream stage in the league and vow to retaliate what sunshine did to them when they were beaten 3-0 with no reply. Planning before a scanty fan, Akwa United welcome sharks into the pitch with a shocking goal just 2 minute from the blast of the refere’s whistle through their high goal scorer Ubong Ekpai sporting jersey number 29. Under the tutelage of justice tangier, the Uyo club side dominated the first half of the encounter thereby forcing the sharks die fence line to committee some blonder which led to a free kick awarded to Akwa United and was converted to their visitors net by the team’s former captain Namso Edo sporting jersey number 6, bring the first half of the game to an unarguable 2-0.
At the restart of the match Sharks played a more purposeful football than Akwa United but all effort to reduce the tally was aborted as they could not take advantage of the Conner kicks awarded them. Both teams made some substitutions which saw two of the newly signed Akwa United players, Emmanuel Enize jersey No. 8 and Ezekeil Mba jersey No. 19 coming into the pict to prove a point. The exist of Nuna Nakago jersey number 15 from the pitch with Enize replacing him seem to have affected the performances of Akwa United as the newly signed fail to justify his being as the turn himself to as coach in the pitch.
Emman Enize later told his fans by his performance that it was just a stage friat when he displayed some high football skills that aided Sharks defender to course an infreshment which the center refere awarded another free kick to Akwa United that was again in the Shark’s net off the boot of Namso Edo jersey number 6 at the 64 minutes of the encounter.
IN an chat with our sports correspondent, the technical adviser of the club, coach Justice Tenger said the reason the team had worefull outing was because there was no preparation by the team before the league season.
Coach Tenger hinted that what push Akwa United to be close to the bottom in the league table was because they cancelled too many goals away and hinted that with the 3-0 victory, they are now having only a two goal deficit.
Akwa United will this Sunday battle it out with Harthand of Owerri in an away encounter. Meanwhile fans and football lovers in the state has expressed dissatisfaction with the media unit of Akwa United for announcing free gate fee but on arrival at the stadium there was buying and selling ticket by the management of the club.

Commissions and the issue of staff welfare
Few days ago, staff of ministry of work were given a nice and deserving treat by ministry through its staff welfare scheme. What thrilled those who were in attendance were not the quality of gift handed to the beneficiaries, but the level of honour and respect accorded the retired staff. Although it was a moment for the retired government workers to reflect on their contributions to governance after 35 years of meritorious service, it was also a moment to shake hands with old friends.

The most surprising thing was the amount of encomium poured on the commissioner, Dr. Don Etim whom the staff regarded as the best commissioner ever hard in the ministry because of his earnest concern for staff welfare. At the occasion, it was noted that the manifestation of ministry of work’s staff welfare scheme was the brain child of Mr. Don Etim who through series of interactions with staff came up with the idea to enable staff have a pool of fund to assist them solve pressing needs. Aside from this, the staff welfare scheme unlike other ministries that contributed is quite telling on staff meager income, in MOW, contactors and consultants are mobilized to see the need to contribute to the scheme. The commissioner’s interest on the staff welfare of the ministry has gone a long way to demonstrate Mr. Don Etim’s humane felling to people that work with him.

This act has eroded the gap between political office holders who often see civil servants as slaves that can be used and dumped. The commissioner has also demonstrated that the ministry’s success is the collective responsibility of staff, not his own effort alone.

That is why today, ministry of works can be adjudged as the best ministry in the state that has pushed governor Akpbio’s transformation agenda to a success. Little wonder that Chairman House Committee on Works, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Akpan could not withhold his heart felt gratitude; hence, he openly thanked the commissioner for his fatherly role in the ministry.

Today, the collective effort of staff of ministry of works which has placed the ministry above its counterparts is a clear case study, receiving why other commissioners do not earn the support of their staff. It is quite disheartening that most commissioners believe that their best counterparts are permanent secretaries and directors, without any recourse to the welfare of junior staff.

In 21st century, human resources management principle … the changing world of works has placed every staff of any organization in significant position. Without all the staff being carried along in the management and decision making of the ministry, there is bound to be some unwanted organizational behaviuor ranging from whistle blowing to breaking chain of commands.

It is time; other ministry followed the footsteps of ministry of works. Commissioners in other ministry who by virtue of luck or merry, found themselves at the top, should develop interest in the welfare of those holding the ladder of them. The same scheme can be set up in other ministry as a way of stemming the influx of staff seeking assistance from government.

However, while applauding the initiative of the commissioner of works, staff of the scheme should think of how to develop the association to another level. This can be done by turning the scheme into a registered cooperative society which will enable the staff access loan from both commercial and micro finance banks.

Fear Hovers Round Akwa Ibom State Scholarship Award
Amidst the present quest to stem the tide of ignorance and encourage scholarship, Akwa Ibom State Government has set machineries in motion for the award of scholarship to postgraduate students in the state just as politicians have allegedly hijacked the package.

This gesture which is part of the human capital development of the state government has greatly attracted accolades from all corners of the state and beyond. The government through the scholarship board, recently issued forms to its own postgraduates students in various universities across the country.

However, this uncommon benevolence of the state governor, which ordinarily should elicit excitement, has created mixed feelings within and amongst supposed beneficiaries of the package.

As the students in the University of Uyo, queue up to collect the scholarship forms, one could notice the glaring excitement inherent in their comments, gesture, broad smiles, movements and even undying patience at the queue.

It was a filled day for mobile network providers as students were seen making long calls to inform, and invite their friend, colleagues, acquaintance and even their enemies to have a share in the state government’s magnanimity made possible by Governor Godswill Akpabio.

The venue for collection of the form soon became a beehive of activities as all route suddenly led to same destination with hurried movements from the different entrance into the university.

Those who could not get the form at the close of work, felt disappointed, paled and gloomy like one who had lost a mother in law, though not worried for the lost of a loved one but financial constraint to arrange the funeral.

It was not surprising to see long queues of students waiting patiently to get the form. The once disappointed set of students soon joined the league of celebrants who in expectant had taken to new dance steps acknowledging the Akwa Ibom Ayaiya slogan and painting the sky blue with uncontrolled smile.

This ecstasy sooner than expected, paved way for worries and greater disappointment as fillers alleging that politicians, especially the high and mighty, had hijacked the gesture.

The lines and directions of calls suddenly changed, as students who wanted their names listed either by God’s favour or his enemy, scampered to get favour of so called high and mighty in the state.

Those who had collected the forms, especially the god fatherless, were faced with dilemmas either to save themselves of the trouble of filling the form for submission or risk submitting without the reward.
It is however worrisome that those students bereft of godfathers may not have any chance in this supposed benevolence and an opportunity for the academic conscious, though not finically buoyant, to read with some smiles.

It is obvious that Akwa Ibom State has witnessed an unprecedented positive change in all spheres, but there is also no doubt, that the youth loving, people oriented, and humane governor will be better appreciated and endeared to the to the youths if only a level playing ground can be created for all the supposed beneficiaries.

Human Trafickers hide in A’Ibom coastal line-Deputy Comptroller of Immigration
The Nigerian Immigration Service, Akwa Ibom State Command has lamented lack of adequate transport facilities for fighting the increasing illegal immigrants in the state and the country in general.
Mrs. Iniobong Inyang, the deputy comptroller of the Nigerian Immigration Service, in-charge of passport in Akwa Ibom State said that the provision of adequate water transport facilities would help the command to effectively monitor traffickers and illegal immigrants.

She said that Akwa Ibom has the longest coastal line that has made the topography very difficult for the men and officers of the Immigration Service to discharge their duties effectively.
According to her, “we have a lot of creeks in our coastal region bordering Cameroon and Gabon and human traffickers hid in these creeks to perpetrate their nefarious deeds. Last time, a lot of youths who were being trafficked from the state to Gabon drowned in a boat mishap. A lot of activities are going on into the coastal line but because we don’t have adequate means of water transportation, we cannot monitor effectively.”

The deputy comptroller said they needed the assistance of the state and federal government to check the crimes in the coastline, maintaining that this would aid to check the raising incidents of terrorism in the country.

Inyang however, appealed to the State Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio to assist the command with an office accommodation, hinting that the command was no longer comfortable with the current office space. It was occupying at the federal Secretariat complex.

Sir we witnessed the large turnout of retirees coming to celebrate with you, now what is the issue behind the staff welfare scheme of the ministry of works?

In 2009, November to be precise, by the benevolence of our honourable commissioner for works, Mr. Don Etim, through the help of the permanent secretary as at that time, Engr. Bassey, the staff welfare scheme of the ministry of works was inaugurated. The sole aim of the staff welfare scheme was to foster unity amongst the staff and to be our brothers keeper and assist the staff in time of need and today members of the staff welfare scheme who are retired are being honoured today, appreciated … for their meritorious service to the government and people of Akwa Ibom state for 35 years.

We still have some staff of the ministry who have not joined the scheme

They thought may be it was a child’s play. Today from what we have seen and what has happened, we believe that so many them will…...

Similar Documents

Free Essay


...There are nearly seven thousand organizations represented in our nation’s capital. Interest groups are organizations that seek to influence decisions in government; they are sometime called lobbyists (Wilson, 2009 p. 142). Lobbyists acquired their name because they used to wait in the lobbies of the policy makers in order to catch them coming in and out of their offices. The rise of interest groups became more apparent due common interests amongst groups of citizens. Interest groups play an important role in today’s politics; the rise was attributed to the need to gain access to government in order to accomplish change. Many groups noticed a need to reach out to government officials in many notable matters in order to undertake the protection of the people. Interest groups, through the means of history have played an important role in the politics of the United States of America. Many interest groups are known to have made their mark in society by both striving and accomplishing change in policy. Interest groups have an interesting time line; I will lead you on the journey. During the first, preindustrial phase from the 1830s to 1870s, charitable organizations assisting the poor represented the dominant form of association. Membership in these organization consisted mostly of middle class citizens. Crossing class line, the second phase is attributed to the economic group such as trade unions and employer’s union in between the 1860’s and the early 1900’s. The third......

Words: 2177 - Pages: 9

Premium Essay

Organisational Strategy, Organisational Culture and Hrm

...the origins of organisational culture and motivation theory. Just as each theory reflected the influencing environment of its time, both internal and external, the political, social, economic and other changes of the past 20 or so years, has evolved people management to where human resources management (HRM) is today. Over this period, the global and local business environment has prospered and suffered, industry and organisations have grown and retrenched, and against these backdrops, ideas on what approach best yields superior employee/organisational performance has evolved, with HRM the widely supported approach in today’s business environment. The popularity of HRM rose from US theorists in the 1980’s such as Storey, whose “ideal type” of HRM pinpointed 27 differences (Appendixes 1) between the personnel management role, “essentially an administrative support function…perceived as being remote from business performance issues” (Storey, 2007, cited in Beardwell and Claydon, 2010, p. 21) to encompass, “all management decisions and action that affect the nature of the relationship between the organisation and its employees”. (Beer et al, 1984, cited in Armstrong, 2009) The argument to support this approach has been backed up by numerous studies (Tamkin et al., 2008, Patterson et al., 1997, Thompson 1998, West et al., 2002) showing “convincing evidence” of the positive impact HRM has on organisational performance......

Words: 3393 - Pages: 14

Premium Essay

Organisational Behaviour

...People and Organisations (Organisational Behaviour: Culture) This report will discuss about two given articles; the key findings of each article, context of each article, the relationship between the context of articles, similarities and dissimilarities between both the articles and also attached with a summary of both the articles as an appendix. Findings of each article According to the research by MacIntosh & Doherty (2007), in a fitness industry organizational culture plays a major role for the client satisfaction and also in retaining them. Though the corporate values such as performance, peak attitude and fitness plays a major role in a fitness industry, the most significant value is the integrity of an organization with respect to the client’s perspective (MacIntosh & Doherty, 2005). Integrity of an organization is that it will do what it says enhancing client satisfaction and will help in keeping the clients for long time. Though performance is considered to be the major value in an organization culture, according to the findings of this article, it is perceived that it has less significance with that of client satisfaction. It may be an initial attraction for a client to join a fitness organization, but in order to retain them the attitude of the staff towards the client has a greater impart in client satisfaction and retention (McCarthy 2004). The client perception and the staff perception of organization culture have some variations which are expected......

Words: 1768 - Pages: 8

Premium Essay


...endorsements and advertising. Do these factors eclipse the historic place and role of the citizen in politics? Do citizens become extraneous to the workings of democracy? And what did President Bush mean when he declared that citizens demonstrate their patriotism in part by shopping? Does the involvement of “big money” undermine loyalty to political causes or parties? Does it contribute to apathy and cynicism? Technology is yet another important factor that redefines the meaning of citizenship in the world today. The internet, as a hotbed of political communication and organization with extraordinary capacities to influence fundraising, voting behavior, and political activism, challenges all traditional notions of how citizens engage in the public sphere. While some people see this as a revitalization of democratic politics, others see online activity as having the potential to become a form of virtual and vicarious political action that inhibits real public engagement. Add to this the growing frustration with the expansion of governmental bureaucracy. Such developments seem to undermine authentic connections for average citizens with their government, making many feel more like passive observers than active participants in self-government. For these, the possibility of meaningful engagement in the political process seems a good but old-fashioned idea that is simply no longer realistic. Politics has become just too complicated for the average person, so why not leave it to......

Words: 725 - Pages: 3

Premium Essay

A Critical Evaluation of the Impact That Organisational Culture on Both Internal Corporate Communication and Team Dynamics

...A Critical evaluation of the impact that organisational culture on both internal corporate Communication and team dynamics: A Case Study Introduction In recent years, cutthroat demands on organisational operational effectiveness and competitive advantage have increasingly pushed managers to adopt skillful ways to strengthen and enhance efficient organisational functions. The effectiveness of an organisation’s employment of its resources as well as their tactical maneuvers must be related to the motivation and quality of the organizations work force (Pettinger, 2006). Carmarthen Building Supplies ltd is teaming with varying elements of communication problems, pre established organisation’s cultural environment and lack of sufficient team work. Given the f knowledge and experience that the new general manager, Gareth Jenkins, has on organisation and management, and its accompanying features on the importance of communication, culture and teamwork, he sets on a path to change the tide. Gareth Jenkins must confront a number of communication, cultural and team work challenges bedeviling the company at the moment. Underlying the influence of organisational culture on a firm’s communication and team dynamics is the fundamental leadership function. The function of a leader within the organisation is to steer the body towards realisation of a cooperative goal, but within a system of social authority and incentive framework (Schein, 2010). Carmarthen Building Supplies ltd, as...

Words: 2974 - Pages: 12

Premium Essay

Organisational Behaviour Communication

...Communication LECTURER: NICOLE KNIGHT 1 What Is Communication? • Communication  The transfer and understanding of meaning.  Transfer means the message was received in a form that can be interpreted by the receiver.  Understanding is most important, not agreeing.  Interpersonal Communication  Communication between two or more people  Organizational Communication  All the patterns, network, and systems of communications within an organization 2 Four Functions of Communication Control Motivation Functions of Communication Information Emotional Expression 3 Functions of Communication Communication The transference and the understanding of meaning Communication Functions 1. Control member behavior. 2. Foster motivation for what is to be done. 3. Provide a release for emotional expression. 4. Provide information needed to make decisions. 4 Interpersonal Communication • Message  Source: sender’s intended meaning VERY IMPORTANT • Encoding  The message converted to symbolic form • Channel/Transmitting  The medium through which the message travels • Decoding  The receiver’s retranslation of the message • Feedback  Communication channel distortions affecting the return message from receiver to sender 5 The Interpersonal Communication Process VERY IMPORTANT Communication Process The steps between a source and a receiver that result in the transference and understanding of meaning 6 Distortions in Communications • Message Encoding  The effect......

Words: 1233 - Pages: 5

Premium Essay

Organisational Politics

...Political Behaviour in Organizations Review the definition of organizational politics. Discuss whether an organization can be totally free of political behaviours? How could managers minimize political behaviours in their organization? (Farrell and Petersen 1982) states that Political behaviour resides in informal structures and relates to the promotion of self and group interests rather than being part of those formal roles regulated by organizational norms and goals. Both researchers went on to define Political behaviour in organizations as “those activities that are not required as part of one’s organizational role but that influence, or attempt to influence, the distribution of advantages and disadvantages within the organization.” Additionally (Robbins and Judge 2011) suggested that organizational politics focuses on the use of power to affect decision making in an organization or on individual and organizationally unsanctioned behaviours. It also includes efforts to influence the goals, criteria or processes used for decision making. (Robbins and Judge 2011) indentified two dimensions which influences political behaviours within the organization, and which plays a pivot role in the behaviours and attitudes found in the organization. These include: legitimate and illegitimate political behaviour. Legitimate political behaviour refers to the normal everyday polities which includes obstruction of organizational policies and decision through inaction or......

Words: 870 - Pages: 4

Premium Essay


...superiors Q3) Empowerment * Means giving people the authority, opportunity, and motivation to solve organisational problems * Power is located where it is needed to give employees the feeling that they are capable of doing their jobs well Q4) Influence tactics * Are impersonal strategies that covert power into influence * Assertiveness, ingratiation, rationality, exchange, upward appeal, coalition formation * Rationality (logic, reason, planning, and compromise) is generally the most efficient tactic Q5) Provide a profile of power seekers * Effective managers often have high need for power * While individuals with high n Pow can, behave in an abusive or dominating fashion, they can also use their power responsibly * Managers with high n Pow are effective when they use this power to achieve org goals Q6) Strategic contingencies and how subunits obtain power * Organizational subunits obtain power by controlling strategic contingencies * They are able to affect events that are critical to their subunits. Thus, their departments that can obtain resources for the org will acquire power * Similarly, subunits gain power when they are able to reduce uncertainty, when their function is central to the org mission/workflow, and when other subunits or outside contractors perform their tasks Q7) Organizational politics and discuss its various forms * Occurs when non-sanctioned ends are pursued or when influence in the......

Words: 638 - Pages: 3

Free Essay

Organisational Behavior

...BHP Financial Services as a Business Administative for the past 4 years where I work with the business owners, system developers and IT managers, researching new developments and enhancements of business processes.  During these four years I have gained enormous experience in gathering information and integrating it into the IT system, documenting business requirements, processng improvement, quality assurance and providing technical support to the firm and its clients. However, I wish to move to a larger organisation in order to make use of the skills I have acquired. I am a dedicated team player who enjoys the company and support of my peers while being able to manage my priorities and work with minimal supervision. I have strong communication skills, my day-to-day job involves communicating complex data with the technical team and breaking down this information for clients and stakeholders. Furthermore,I am very analytical and am very passionate of mining through data and taking core information to come up with the best alternatives for business challenges. I would appreciate the opportunity to come to Engalnd to meet with you and explore the company environment. I would like to end by mentioning that I have attached my most current CV with this letter for your consideration, and by saying that I sincerely hope you will look favorably upon my application and invite me to an interview. Yours sincerely, 1437809/1 PATCH 2: LEARNING DIARY (1,000......

Words: 3958 - Pages: 16

Free Essay


...century, the century of transformation and changes, which transforms a map of the world. World politics not only alongside with states, many non- state actors work together to form a new world order. Since the World War II, we saw a series of uncertain modification to delimit world order (Pollis, 2000, p9). In this perspective, the human rights issue is widely contested notion emerge over time. Wider gap between access and resources has started super power rivalry. Under these circumstances International community come forward to form new social and cultural norms, which has raised new arguments against the notion and principals of International Relations (Polis, 2000, p9) In this assessment we will explore briefly, how International Non-governmental organizations put their influence, while states are attached with realist principal of international Relations. Even if there are legitimate arguments, what barriers Transnational Civil society may face to achieve their goals and how reformed the principals and practices of international politics. From the view point of International politics, we saw that realism occupies a complex place. In general, it’s a principal pattern in International politics (Synder, 2012, p.17). The key principal of this idea contains the small concept of “statism”. This stand point believes “state is the pre-eminent actor and all other actor on world politics are lesser significant” (Dunne & Schmidt, 2008, p.103). It means, the state is the......

Words: 1800 - Pages: 8

Premium Essay


...Criteria for Evaluating Oil Spill Planning and Response Operations, (2008), supra, p 3. 8 to test the veracity of the plan and make improvements where necessary. A spill response plan should contain a clear procedure and outline the resources needed to implement the plan, stipulating priority areas and pertinent information that facilitate a rapid response.24 In order to satisfy the above-mentioned requirements, Stevens and Aurand 25 state that, an effective response plan should address inter alia the following issues:  Notification;  Spill Evaluation Procedures;  Environmental and Wildlife Assessments;  Standard Operating Procedures for field Operations (SOP’s);  Logistics and Supply;  Communication and Media Some key questions that should be posed in respect of the contents of response plans include the following:26  Has a realistic assessment been made of the probable type and size of spill and its likely impact?  Has the plan considered the likely movement of spilled oil?  Have priorities for protection been identified and agreed?  Have the responsibilities of all stakeholders been clearly specified and are those persons aware and available to do what is expected?” The above-mentioned lists about the type of information a response plan should contain are by no means exhaustive, but what is important to remember is that, in addition to the foregoing, the risk assessment process and the......

Words: 9068 - Pages: 37

Free Essay


...survival of humans. During the A2 course, we studied a topic called ‘Grey Matter’ which was a topic about the complexities of the brain. This was particularly engaging because I learnt the importance of each individual part of the brain and how crucial it is for certain neurological development to occur to ensure normal function. My studies in Government and Politics have helped me shape my view of the importance of healthcare around the world. The government works closely with scientific researchers who are trying to enhance the current understanding of many diseases and then use this to help patients and doctors. Research is an important aspect to keep health services running and up to speed with the latest diseases and a degree in neuroscience often leads graduates into this crucial field. Also doing essay based subjects such as Politics and English Literature have enhanced my written communication skills; skills which are essential to doing well in any degree. I undertook work experience at a Pharmacy and gained many skills in the process; not least amongst these was the skill of teamwork. I learnt the importance of communication between staff members and the public. I have also attended two science festivals that looked into detail at the ongoing research in healthcare and other medical sciences. I learnt the importance of this research and how it has developed over the years. I see my strengths as being able to assimilate information and adapt it so it makes sense. I......

Words: 579 - Pages: 3

Premium Essay

Organisational Politics

...interests of different departments, teams and individuals. Organisational politics refers to the processes through which these rival interests are played out and eventually reconciled. While in an ideal organisation it may be hoped that decisions are made on a rational basis, politics is inherently non-rational and subject to power interactions between diverse interests. Members of an organisation are at the same time cooperating to achieve a common goal and competing for rewards, and at times their personal interests may be at odds with the organisation's objectives. It is through the political system of an organisation that rival interests are resolved. This system represents how power is applied and distributed in the organisation. Understanding the political system of an organisation is necessary for a leader to operate effectively and reach their goals. A leader, exercising power, is able to have a strong influence on the political climate of an organisation through their decisions, their way of handling conflict and providing recognition, support and inspiration to their teams. Negative organisational politics may be very destructive for an organisation. This has been identified as one of the major sources of stress within modern businesses. Negative politics includes the use of subversive methods to promote a personal agenda which may undermine organisational objectives, distract energy away from organisational goals and compromise the interests, cooperation and......

Words: 487 - Pages: 2

Premium Essay

Organisational Structure

...The Organisational Structure ...... Table of Contents Page 3 Services and Type of Business Page 4 Organisational Structure Page 6 Human Resource Department Page 7 Communications Page 9 Management Page 12 Operating Environment Page 14 Conclusion Page 15 Bibliography Services and Type of Business Tesco is a grocery market and operates in over a dozen countries. Tesco operates supermarkets under the brand “Tesco” as well as bigger shops called “Tesco Extra”. It also has smaller shops known as “Tesco Express”. Tesco products include groceries, music, video games, electrical goods, clothing, children’s toys and even has its own mobile phone company. It has over 13,500 employees in the Republic of Ireland. It is now the grocery market leader in the Republic of Ireland. Tesco is a private company limited by shares. This means that the company has shareholders. There are many advantages and disadvantages to a private limited company. Advantages: * Limited Liability If company has financial issues, the shareholders are not personally liable for anything, i.e. they do not have to sell any personal assets. * Finance is easier to generate. * A private limited company has strong and structured procedure to resolve any disputes between the shareholders of the company. Disadvantages: * A lot more costs (administration costs) * Public disclosure of company information * Directors......

Words: 1691 - Pages: 7

Premium Essay

Perception and Its Impact on Communication, Power and Politics in Organizations

...impact on communication, power and politics in organizations Introduction Organizations establishment function to fulfill needs of the people. In today’s competitive and yet challenging world, the organizations have to be growth-oriented. Organizations are composed of number of individuals working independently or in teams, and number of such teams makes a department and number of such departments makes an organization. It is a formal structure and all departments have to function in a coordinated manner to achieve the organizational objective [1]. The organization's base rests on management's philosophy, values, vision and goals. This in turn drives the organizational culture which is composed of the formal organization, informal organization, and the social environment. The culture determines the type of leadership, communication, and group dynamics within the organization. The workers perceive this as the quality of work life which directs their degree of motivation. The final outcomes are performance, individual satisfaction, and personal growth and development. All these elements combine to build the model or framework that the organization operates from. Perceived Behavioral Control is the individual’s belief concerning how easy or difficult performing the behavior will be. Pertaining to that matter, perception plays a key part in the  organization behavior. Thus, factors such as the efficient of communication, use of power authority and empowerment of the politics......

Words: 1706 - Pages: 7