If you’re one of those lucky people who works in an office populated with gossip and politics, Bnet was kind enough to create this 5 step plan to dealing with this somewhat unavoidable part of the workplace.
1. Figure Out Why (and If) You Want to Play
2. Create Strong Relationships
3. Observe and Listen – Gain the insight to predict and avoid roadblocks, and take advantage of scoring opportunities.
4. Promote Yourself, Tactfully
5. Help Your Colleagues
I’ve never really become a part of office politics, even when I did briefly work in one, so I’m interested to know how you guys get by.