Business people are faced with lots of data and have to make lots of decisions; and there are plenty of options and opinions about those decisions. If someone does not support your “project” or your “strategy” it is because they have a different perspective that is based on their experiences and priorities. Their lack of support for your idea is not politically based; it’s because “you” do not understand their perspective. It is up to you to listen better and try to appreciate an alternative view. Hopefully the other person or department will try to appreciate your good idea too.
This presentation will discuss how to take out (or at least reduce) politics in your project, program or portfolio, leaning on effective, pro-active approaches by altering your view of “politics” and improving your understanding of other perspectives.