Working in a dysfunctional organization is always difficult, and sometimes impossible. How do you deal with it?
Some product managers face an impossible task of trying to do the right thing in a dysfunctional organization. Despite understanding the role of product management and having tools to do the work, sometimes a manager or co-worker creates an impossible situation. How do you deal with it? Some of the concepts in Pragmatic Marketing's classes work in 'good' situations; others are designed specifically for broken organizations.
Working in a dysfunctional organization is always difficult, and sometimes impossible. When in conflict, remember to divorce yourself from emotion and communicate the facts of the situation. Remember that it's a job; not your life. Remember to go home at a reasonable time. And always remember that, even in difficult job markets, that you have other choices-- although maybe not your first choice.
The Puget Sound Product Marketing Forum (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PSPM) has these suggestions: