Territorial Games: Understanding and Ending Turf Wars at Work by Annette SimmonsTerritorial Games: Understanding and Ending Turf Wars at Work by Annette Simmons

Territorial Games: Understanding and Ending Turf Wars at Work

byAnnette Simmons

Paperback | April 9, 2006

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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.
Title:Territorial Games: Understanding and Ending Turf Wars at WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 9, 2006Publisher:AmacomLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814474101

ISBN - 13:9780814474105

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