Crafty Handling Of Office Politics
When you hear the words “office politics,” what do you think? Is “backstabbing” all about spreading malicious rumors and “sucking up” to the right people? If so, you’re probably going to want to stay as far away as you can!
But, like it or loathe it, in any organization, office politics is a fact of life. And you and your cause can be promoted without compromising your or your organization’s values. Practicing “good” politics allows you to pursue fairly and appropriately your and the interests of your team. And being alert to the “bad” politics around you helps avoid unnecessary suffering while taking advantage of others.
In this article, we look at why there is workplace politics and look at seven ways of “winning” at office politics without falling to the lowest standards of behavior.