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Games At Work: How to Recognize and Reduce Office Politics by Kevin Cashman, Phil Read, Mauricio Goldstein

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Chapter 7. Game, Interrupted: Executing Your Choice

Let's begin with a popular quiz. There are five frogs on a log. Three decide to jump off. How many are left?

Five.

Deciding to do something is different than actually doing it.

Let us assume that you have awoken to the games you're playing or facilitating and that you've made the choice against games. This third phase in the process, executing your choice, involves taking actions consistent with what you've decided to do. These actions can vary depending on your level of involvement and your position within the organization. In other words, you may not have been playing games, but you have done nothing to stop them; you may be the CEO with the power to take sweeping action to reduce games throughout ...

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