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4 NAVIGATING PEOPLE CHALLENGES

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NAVIGATING PEOPLECHALLENGES

4.1 The office politics are killing me.

By Andy Jordan

1. Problem

You have enough challenges as a project manager without having to deal with office politics. When you find yourself caught between groups with different agendas and priorities, there is the potential for your project to be derailed. People put the needs of the project second, behind their need to establish and reinforce their political alliances and position within the organization. You can’t be successful if people aren’t focused on the work.

If I Wanted to Be in Politics, I Would Have Run for Office!

Sean sat down heavily into his chair and sighed deeply. He had just come from what must have been the worst status ...

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