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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 8. Interconnections: How Games are Linked in to an Ecology

In Chapters Five through Seven, we presented a method for dealing with games at the level of the individual. As a manager, you may be playing games or facilitating them, but your ability to control them depends on examining your own attitudes and actions related to these games. Through Awakening, Choice, and Execution, you can act to diminish the number of games in your work or in your area.

Games exist in a larger context, however, and people learn to play games through interaction with their environments. Senior figures in an organization have parent-like authority, and just as kids learn certain psychological games from their mom and dad, so too do employees learn certain games ...

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