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Power, Politics, and Organizational Change

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Power, Politics, and Organizational Change
Winning the Turf Game

Second Edition
David A. Buchanan and Richard J. Badham
Cranfield University School of Management and Macquarie University Graduate School of Management

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© David Buchanan and Richard Badham First Published 2008 Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of research or private study, or criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, this publication may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form, or by any means, only with the prior permission in writing of the publishers, or in the case of reprographic reproduction, in accordance with the terms of licences issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency. Enquiries concerning reproduction outside those terms should be sent to the publishers. SAGE Publications Ltd 1 Oliver’s Yard 55 City Road London EC1Y 1SP SAGE Publications Inc. 2455 Teller Road Thousand Oaks, California 91320 SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd B 1/I 1 Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area Mathura Road New Delhi 110 044 SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific Pvt Ltd 33 Pekin Street #02-01 Far East Square Singapore 048763 Library of Congress Control Number: British Library Cataloguing in Publication data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library ISBN 978-1-4129-2833-5 ISBN 978-1-4129-2834-2 (pbk) Typeset by CEPHA Imaging Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India Printed in Great Britain by Printed on paper from sustainable resources

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For Lesley and Santiago, with love

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© David A. Buchanan and Richard J. Badham 2007 The authors have asserted their rights to be identified as the authors of this work in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. All rights are reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, copied, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means – electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording or otherwise, without either the prior written permission of the authors, or a license permitting restricted copying, in the United Kingdom only, issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd., 90 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1P 9HE. Any person who commits any unauthorized act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages.

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Contents

Acknowledgements Illustrations Preface to the second edition 1 When necessity commands Chapter objectives Laughter and tears: popular images of politics Making things happen, getting things done Defining politics The turf game You stab my back, I’ll stab yours Antecedents, behaviours, consequences The A – B – C of organization politics Follow through

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2 The terminology game: defining power and politics Chapter objectives Natural and desirable politics You take the high road Power: what is it, and how can I get more? We’ll take the low road Change agents as compliance professionals The social construction of political behaviour Accounting for political behaviour: reputation as power base Follow through 3 Sit in judgement Chapter objectives Do the ends...
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