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  1. Introduction.
  2. Illustrating the problem with 'political' appointments within a business organization
  3. A key source of politics within a business organization
  4. 'Wrong answer' or bad answers produced by information analysis
  5. The only beneficial instance where information analysis can be used
  6. How politics creates a more post-bureaucratic environment within the workplace
  7. Conclusion
  8. Bibliography

The notion that it is unethical to use politics within a business organizational setting is not one that is without validity. In this context, the word 'unethical' refers to peoples' ability to behave in unacceptable or immoral ways within a business environment. The general point to be considered is the fact that many experts believe that politics within an organization will inevitably lead to a situation whereby the individuals who are exercising the influence will more often than not, act inappropriately. The primary reason for this is because politics within a business organization often interferes with the operational activities of a firm by creating managerial 'factions' within the chain of command. Where these 'faction' become more deviated from each others objectives, the organization begin to experience a sort of internal feud.

[...] Another key source of politics within a business organization usually arises from the power that results from the control of information and the analysis of facts. With the aid of information, an individual can rise through the ranks of an organization regardless of whether or not they have the right credentials to do so. This can be illustrated in the case of Robert McNamara used information and fact analysis to exercise power in Ford. As a result, he became the first president of Ford. [...]


[...] This implies that they are in a sense not subject to the same rules and regulations as everybody else. Therefore, it can be deduced that this point tends to imply that politics within an organization often emanate from external sources rather than from within the organization itself. Another point which should be discussed is how politics creates a more post- bureaucratic environment within the workplace. Some experts in the area of organizational theory have also suggested that politics within an organization is not only unethical, but it also produces a situation within the business where post-bureaucratization exists. [...]

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