PhD Plus Business in Society 9: Navigating Organizational Politics

Rodman Room A238, Thornton Hall

This is the ninth session of the PhD Plus Business in Society: Adding value with your PhD skills series.

Once you have accepted a job offer, it is essential to get off to a positive start. Managing relationships effectively is challenging when you enter an unfamiliar work culture.      

This session discusses a real business case study to help you: 

  • Prepare for a successful career entrance  
  • Learn how to read and navigate an organizational culture  
  • Build relationships at work 
  • Seek relevant feedback 


Case study


Brian Moriarty, Assistant Professor in Business Administration, Darden School of Business



This is a popular series and requires commitment to full participation. Registrants are expected to complete readings/assignments between sessions and engage in weekly sessions through instructor-student and peer-to-peer interactions. 

Priority of attendance will be given to those who commit to participating in the majority of the series (including learning time in between sessions) and are in advanced stages of training (e.g. PhD students in 3+ years). Registration will close by 5 PM (ET) on Jan 26, 2024, or when we reach our maximum registration capacity (whichever is earlier).


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