Knowledge Center

Description of Coalition. Explanation.


Definition Coalition. Description.

A Coalition is a diverse, often temporary, alliance, combination or grouping of distinct people (or organizations) forming a power structure to communicate similar interests and working toward a common goal. In politics, alliances between two or more political units in response to opposing forces are well known.

Political coalitions may be loose associations in which members work for a short time to achieve a specific goal, and then disband. They may also become organizations in themselves, with governing bodies, particular community responsibilities, funding, and permanence. Regardless of their size and structure, they exist to create and/or support efforts to reach a particular set of goals.

Also in business organizations, coalitions can influence strategic decision-making and provide:

  • Strength and power in numbers. Compare: Collective Bargaining

  • Value. Compare: Relational Capital.

  • Added credibility.

  • A public perception of tangible, broad community support.

  • Media attention and public profile.

  • Increased access to decision makers.

  • Networking and partnership opportunities.

  • An exciting feeling of belonging to something greater than the sum of its parts.

Special Interest Group - Coalition

Special Interest Group (10 members)

Forum - Coalition  

In this forum you will find recent interesting discussions.

  What is Organizational Politics? (3 reactions)
Organizational Politics involves those activities taken with...
Hot Management versus Politics (1 reactions)
You can argue that management is the sister of politics beca...

Best Practices - Coalition

Here you will find the most valuable discussions from the past.

  Thinking Politically in the Corporate Environment (52 reactions)
In companies that are besotted by (Ed: ~ full of) politics a...

Expert Tips - Coalition

Here you will find high-quality advice from experts.

Resources - Coalition

Here you will find powerpoint presentations, micro-learning videos and further information sources.


News about Coalition


Videos about Coalition


Presentations about Coalition


Books about Coalition


More about Coalition


Compare with: Clusters  |  Core Group Theory  |  Groupthink  |  Spiral of Silence  |  Bases of Social Power  |  Non-Governmental Organization  |  Strategic Alliance  |  Joint Venture  |  Alliance Network  |  Disaggregation

Special Interest Group Leader

You here? Sign up for free


Return to Management Hub: Change & Organization  |  Communication & Skills  |  Decision-making & Valuation  |  Leadership  |  Strategy

More on Management  |  Return to Management Dictionary  | 


This ends our Coalition summary and forum.

About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
2019 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.2 - Last updated: 18-11-2019. All names of their owners.