How To Play Office Politics Without Getting Dirty

If you’ve been working hard for the same employer for several years and find yourself standing still as colleagues pass you on their way up the corporate ladder, it could be due to your resistance to office politics While workplace politicking can be a dirty game, it is an undeniable part of organizational life, and it exists in both public and private sectors. It's understandable why many refuse to engage; however, there are some useful tactics to help ease any concerns and better navigate through the political waters.

Accept office politics for what it is. When people come together in a group of any kind a culture forms within that group and from that culture comes politics. Some might refer to it as a herd mentality or groupthink—but at its core, it’s office politics. The intensity of office politics can vary, but it’s always present, so it’s important to accept it and learn how to maneuver around it to achieve your career goals.

Don’t take it all so seriously. One of the biggest mistakes professionals make is 

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Posted on August 7, 2013 .