About the Meeting
The term 'office politics' usually has a lot of negative connotations and indeed an inability to be able to navigate an organisation's formal processes and interact effectively with others at work can have far reaching adverse consequences.
Conversely, when people understand how their organisation really works and are equipped with the skills and confidence to engage effectively with different people of varying seniority and personality type, there are many benefits for both the individual's career and the organisation. Often, a halt in an individual's career progression can indicate that they lack positive political intelligence. Once individuals are equipped with the awareness and skills of how to be positively politically intelligent then more effective working, better decision making and ultimately improved organisational and individual performance are the result.
Navigating Organisational Politics Positively will look at what organisational politics is, why it occurs and what individuals need to focus on to improve personal political intelligence.
Please note that this talk and the Q&A afterwards will run from 18:00 to 20:00, in order to meet the 2 hours Professionalism CPD requirement. Refreshments will be served from 17:30 and the lecture will start promptly at 18:00. Snacks and drinks will be served after the talk.
Our speaker, Joanna Gaudoin, runs Inside Out Image helping professional individuals achieve greater career success and their organisations improve business performance, by working with them on their personal impact and relationship building skills. Focus sectors are professional and financial services.
Prior to establishing Inside Out Image, Joanna Gaudoin spent 10 years in marketing and consultancy. She now works with clients one-to-one, as well as speaking and running workshops across all areas of personal impact and relationship building; including appearance, body language and voice, as well as the skills and confidence for different ‘touchpoints’ such as meetings, networking and presentations.
Additionally, she helps clients navigate ‘office politics’, facilitated by a diagnostic profiling tool to help clients understand how they currently interact and how this could be improved, to achieve their objectives.