Can politics really be beneficial?” Towards a model for positive politics through consensus


  • Parmentier Thibault
  • Reynaud Emmanuelle


  • Strategy
  • Decision-making
  • Consensus
  • Organizational politics
  • Strategy decision-making consensus organizational politics
  • Decision-making
  • Organizational politics

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Organizational politics has been at the center of many debates in decision-making literature. For a long time, the debate focused on the negative effects of political behavior and how to avoid it. This article, however, contributes to the increasing amount of literature that focuses on the positive effects of political behavior. This article is centered around the impact of organizational politics on the consensus-building process and its relationship with performance. The relationship between organizational politics and consensus-building is also moderated by change to reflect the ever-increasing reality of the changing business environment. The article proposes an integrative model demonstrating how these constructs relate to each other and how politics can have a positive impact.

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