With hit TV shows like NBC's "The Office" and cult classic films like Office Space, the underlying day-to-day dynamic of an organization is clearly a fascinating and often frustrating part of 21st century culture.
Whether inane behaviors interfere with your job responsibilities--like bumbling boss Michael Scott--or incessant nagging to your employees about 'TPS cover sheets' by slimy supervisor Bill Lumbergh, most company leaders don't realize that much of an organization's dynamic is rife with drama.
Father-daughter duo Jim Warner and Kaley Klemp, authors of the new book, "The Drama-Free Office: A Guide to Healthy Collaboration with Your Team, Coworkers, and Boss" spent the last 15 years researching and conducting intense, candid sessions with over 3,000 senior leaders in executive teams, partnerships, family businesses, elite sports teams and other environments where drama has hampered the effectiveness of the group.
In hundreds of off-site retreats, interventions and coaching sessions, Warner and Klemp witnessed the full spectrum of drama, including whiners, pouters, kiss-ups, bullies, mavericks, narcissists, manipulators, loners and martyrs, and have been able to determine that almost all of these drama-laden personas can be distilled down to the antics of four sabotaging roles. Diagnosing and directly managing these four roles is the gateway out of drama.
"The Drama-Free Office: A Guide to Healthy Collaboration with Your Team, Coworkers, and Boss" is available in stores now.
For more information, visit http://www.dramafreeoffice.com.