The Illegitimacy of Politics



This chapter will explore in more detail why politics is such a dominant organisational feature. We will begin by exploring the different mindsets that managers form about the world in which they work. These make an important contribution to the way managers interpret their organisational roles, and our purpose, of course, will be to highlight politics as a highly significant mindset. We will show how this both fits and jars with the ‘official’ mindset — that of rational hierarchy.


Human Resource Management Business Unit Organisational Goal Competency Framework Corporate Unity 
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