Playing Power Games: Surviving and Thriving in Organizations | HBA

Playing Power Games: Surviving and Thriving in Organizations

Organizations are social systems with overt and covert elements at play. Playing power games can boost your presence and performance. Why does power evoke negative connotations? Abuse of power may come to mind, but using organizational insight to wield power and influence is an essential skill.

In this session, you will learn about both visible and concealed structures and the ways they interact. Visible structures such as strategies, processes, and organizational charts are easy to spot. However, to be successful, it’s essential to understand the hidden structures, such as vested interests, mechanisms that hinder trust, as well as unofficial channels and networks (the “boys’ club).  

With insight on power topics like the Display Side and Zones of Uncertainty, you can supercharge your presence and performance and set the foundation to accelerate in your organization and throughout your career. Become a power player, use power for good. It's time to stand up, speak up, and stand out!


Alanna Munoz, Principal, Metaplan

Melanie Blake, Consultant, Metaplan