This competency is one in a set of complete functional and behavioral qualities that, when fully realized, can help lead to professional success. View all competencies.
Knowledgeable about how organizations work; gets things done both through formal and informal channels; effectively maneuvers through complex political situations.
|Level 1: Basic||Level 2: Intermediate||Level 3: Advanced||Level 4: Expert|
|Understands the reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures||Understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures||Understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures, and diplomatically communicates that to others||Understands and appreciates the origins and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures, and is involved with their evolution|
|Aware of the cultures of organizations||Understands the cultures of organization and acknowledges corporate politics as a reality||Is cognizant of organizational culture and politics, and appropriately adjusts personal style to be effective||Studies other organizational cultures and politics to glean insight and to gain fresh perspective of his or her own organization|
|Can get things done through formal channels||Gets things done, both through formal channels and the informal network||Builds numerous and effective relationships through personal networks inside and outside the organization||Is a consummate networker who can initiate relationships within and between organizations that leverage the strengths and capabilities of all parties|
|Works well with his or her supervisor and coworkers||Relates well to and regularly interacts with both authority figures and peers||Advises others on how to deal with complex political situations||Is actively sought after in order to provide guidance and assistance in dealing with complex political situations|
|Can work his or her way through touchy situations||Maneuvers smoothly through complex political situations||Anticipates complex problems and watches for telltale indicators that warrant intervention||
||Identifies where the land mines are and plans his or her approach accordingly||
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