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Games Companies Play: An Insider's Guide to Surviving Politics

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Games Companies Play is a survival guide.

Gerry Griffin and Ciaran Parker reveal all the tools and tricks to help you plan your response to a political game...a game being played against you.  Polititcs is a tricky business.  Don't be fooled into thinking it's just your imagination.  If you sense a dissipation in your power base or feel that you are being sidelined-you are probably correct.  Trust your intuitions but don't ...

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Overview

Games Companies Play is a survival guide.

Gerry Griffin and Ciaran Parker reveal all the tools and tricks to help you plan your response to a political game...a game being played against you.  Polititcs is a tricky business.  Don't be fooled into thinking it's just your imagination.  If you sense a dissipation in your power base or feel that you are being sidelined-you are probably correct.  Trust your intuitions but don't react on your gut emotions.

Games Companies Play gives you the proper framework to plan how you can survive and win during those bruising and emotional political encounters, such as:

  • getting your fair share of budget/resource allocation
  • dealing with the new whiz-kid on the block
  • making sure you come out on top in merging departments
  • getting that promotion/pay-rise
  • keeping your job during downsizing
  • managing a subversive employee/colleague
  • managing your boss
  • winning the long-term game, even in a short-term environment

A quiet revolution is taking place.  If you're not prepared to 'take it' anymore, then grab your pitchfork, lantern (if you must), but most importantly your copy of Games Companies Play.  It's all you need for your corporate survival.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841120119
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerry Griffin is founder of the Business Communication Forum (BCF) - a training and development organisation dedicated to a whole range of business communication issues.  Gerery was formerly European Director of Training at PR agency Burson Marsteller, and Director of Communications at London Business School.

Author of three business books: The Power Game (looking at corporate power struggles), .Con (dealing with Internet strategy) and Reputation Management (looking at the world of corporare reputations and their impact on the bottom line).  Gerry has appeared frequently on national and international TV in relation to a range of business issues.  Gerry is also director of business strategy at Internet broadcaster Joose.TV.

Ciaran Parker is a writer, researcher, translator and reviewer.  He is also a commentator on African, Asian and Eastern European affairs.  Other interests include International Economics, Media issues, and the impact of the Internet on isolated cultures and its possibility for challenging other means of communication.  Ciaran holds a doctorate in history from Trinity College, Dublin and has written extensively on Ireland both past and present.

 

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Preface.

SECTION I: THE SCENARIO.

1. We are at War.

2. Playing the Game.

SECTION II: WAR STORIES.

3. Personalities.

4. Culture Clashes.

5. Carrers and Promotions.

6. The Politics of Space.

SECTION III: SURVIVAL.

7. Case Study: Call-centres Versus Teleworking.

8. A-Z Survival Guide to Game-playing: How to Play Games More Successfully.

Bibliography.

Index.

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