Political management is about how political practitioners utilise management concepts and tools encompassing strategic planning, organisational design, political human resources (HR), leadership and reviewing to achieve organisational goals. Political management is important because it influences how effectively political practitioners cultivate and wield influence in a complex system of competing interests. The ability to get the right people on the team, persuade others, utilise long-established rules and adapt different leadership approaches to suit the circumstances has significant impact on achieving political goals. This website provides resources for those interested in the field including:
A key foundational book Political Management: The Dance of Politics and Management
A current project The Routledge Handbook of Applied Political Management.
The 2021 Political Marketing and Management online conference which was the first event to feature panels on political management.