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Territorial Games: Understanding and Ending Turf Wars at Work

Annette Simmons



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10 July 2019
Management & management techniques; Office & workplace; Advice on careers & achieving success
Power, position, property. That's been the name of the game throughout human history. And the urge to gain new territory - or keep what's already been acquired - certainly shows up in our daily work lives. The workplace, in fact, is ablaze with battles over information, relationships, and authority - and everyone is fighting for psychological survival. These turf wars are some of the most productivity- and morale-squashing activities that employees engage in. Territorial Games analyzes 10 of these insidious and instinctual acts of gamesmanship - such as camouflage...occupation...shunning...intimidation - and it supplies positive strategies for combating territorial behavior. Written from the perspective of a behavioral scientist and drawn from in-depth interviews with corporate managers, the book explains how to: understand the roots of territoriality recognize the signs and symptoms of territorial games focus on organizational goals rather than individual turf wars promote teamwork throughout an organization apply counterstrategies to change destructive behavior.
By:   Annette Simmons
Imprint:   Amacom
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Special ed.
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   362g
ISBN:   9780814474105
ISBN 10:   0814474101
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   10 July 2019
Recommended Age:   17 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

ANNETTE SIMMONS is a keynote speaker, expert storyteller, and president of Group Process Consulting, whose clients include NASA, the IRS, and Microsoft. She is the author of several books including The Story Factor.

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