Variation of political skill dimensions across different industries

Tiwari, Shivani, Jain, Vikas and Anis, Shafiullah (2021) Variation of political skill dimensions across different industries. Vision. ISSN 9722629 (In Press)

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The purpose of this study to ascertain if there is any variation in political skill dimensions ((a) social astuteness, (b) interpersonal influence, (c) networking ability and (d) apparent sincerity) exhibited by employees in India’s seven industry sectors. In this study, the Political Skill Inventory (PSI) is used to examine such variations. Five hundred fifty survey respondents are employed in seven sectors viz. automobile, education, finance, fast moving consumer goods, health, information technology and telecom. The results exemplify that statistically significant differences are exhibited in these political skill dimensions by the employees in different industry sectors chosen for this research. Since these differences are reflected on four dimensions of the political skill, this study makes a unique contribution by developing an understanding of individual dimensions of political skill, thus, enabling greater insight into skill enhancement at various levels. Further, this study contributes by furnishing insights on skills useful for practitioners to understand dominance and lack of industry-specific skills within PSI inventory. The implications of this study could be in the areas such as personnel selection, framing skill development tools and programmes, enhancing job performance, achieving organizational goals and improvising organizational culture.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Political Skill | Organizational Environment | Industry Sector | Political Skill Dimensions | Social Astuteness | Interpersonal Influence, | Networking Ability | Apparent Sincerity
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Political Science
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2022 08:07
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2022 09:32
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