The Political Animal Indicator® is a political behaviour building booklet that gives people a self-reported indication of their current Political Animal Profile© which either they, or their Managers, Mentors, Coaches or Colleagues, or a qualified TAFPI Facilitator can use, to create a behaviourally focussed political skills development agenda.
The PAI® encourages the development of positive political work behaviours so that people are better equipped to solve the different kinds of political problems that have emerged this century due to an increased use of Matrix and Complex Environment (MaCE) operating structures (i.e. Heterarchal/ Matrixed and Holarchic/Hybrid ways of working).
The PAI® booklet facilitates positive political behaviour learning outcomes by enabling people to:
• Reappraise - the routine assumptions they make about Workplace Politics
• Recognise - the different Power Sources that exist in their Workplace
• Review - The Political Animal Framework© and their own Political Animal Profile®
• Reflect - on the personal and professional implications of their own Political Animal Profile®
• Register - which Political Skills they want to develop in order to become more influential
• Write - a practice based and positive Political Skills self-development Agenda
The PAI ® booklet is unique in that it not only gives people a behavioural-based understanding of Workplace Politics and provides those with a longstanding negative biases with a positive reappraisal and reinterpretation of the topic.
The PAI® can also acts as a political culture change primer that helps people to detect and discuss the negative political perceptions they - and or their key stakeholders may be using, during the stress-testing times of corporate transition (i.e. mergers, expansions, contractions, dissolutions, etc), inter-stakeholder conflict and individual growth. Times when negative political behaviours are usually at their most dominant, demoralising and destructive.
The Political Animal Indicator® booklet is a political skills building development tool that can be used on Political Animal Workshops, Team learning or Individual coaching events to help people create happier and healthier political work cultures and careers by using more positive political behaviours.
Instrument: The Political Animal Indicator®
Format: 12 page, A4, Workbook with a separate Political Profiling Questionnaire (PPQ)©
Metric: 2 page, A4, Paper-based, Carbonated, 36 Item PPQ© that produces 4 Axial Score Values
Manual: The PAI® Facilitator Guidebook is the Technical Manual for the PAI® booklet
Audience: All levels with a minimum of 1 years full time Organisational work experience
Delivery: Half day (4 hour) Political Animal Workshop (PAW)
Author: Wayne Thomas, M.A., M.Sc., M.B.A., Ph.D.