These posts offer guidance on handling ‘office politics’ positively.

Navigate ‘Office Politics’ positively – your guide

‘Office Politics’ – the majority of people have negative associations with this term. I'm going to help you: understand what it is why it happens know when it's happening to you deal with it positively to support your career progression and your overall happiness at work. What is ‘Office Politics’? It's almost impossible to have a complete absence of 'Office [...]

By |2019-11-06T06:58:51+00:00September 26th, 2019|Office politics|Comments Off on Navigate ‘Office Politics’ positively – your guide

‘Office Politics’ – what is it?

What is 'Office Politics'? This question can have a range of answers which all often come with a sigh and a resigned look. The fact is politics happens in most organisations, that’s because there are people working in organisations who have different motivations, perceptions, values and resulting behaviours. The problem comes when 'Office Politics' is so negative that it stands [...]

By |2019-10-07T18:14:07+00:00March 24th, 2019|Office politics|Comments Off on ‘Office Politics’ – what is it?

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy holding you back at work?

Let's explore the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. How susceptible are you to taking in what others tell you at work about situations or others you work with, whether they be clients, prospective clients, colleagues or other contacts? You see it is very human to take on the view of others and indeed this can sometimes be very helpful information to have. However, [...]

By |2019-09-26T14:51:00+00:00July 16th, 2018|Office politics|Comments Off on Self-Fulfilling Prophecy holding you back at work?

‘Office Politics’: Are there any foxes in your workplace?

What do you think of when you think of a fox? The words sly, cunning, resourceful might come to mind, amongst others. The reality is most workplaces will have some people that behave in this way and who frequently contribute to the 'Office Politics' that occurs.   There might be others who are more like sheep, mules or owls, I’ll [...]

By |2019-10-07T18:18:54+00:00May 14th, 2018|Office politics|Comments Off on ‘Office Politics’: Are there any foxes in your workplace?

How political is your organisation?

If you have read any of my blogs on political intelligence, you will know that 'Office Politics' is unavoidable, as Aristotle said, “Man is by nature a political animal”. Essentially politics is all about understanding the unwritten rules that exist in an organisation which affect how decisions are made – from which projects get allocated which budgets to who gets the [...]

By |2019-10-07T18:16:26+00:00December 11th, 2017|Office politics|Comments Off on How political is your organisation?

Harvard Business Review: Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul

Thanks to my colleague for pointing out this great article on the Harvard Business Review website.  It effectively sets out why politics happens and how it can be made positive, reinforcing what you've heard me say. Click here to read the article. If you are interested in understanding how you/your team currently interact in your organisation, how political your organisation is [...]

By |2019-09-26T14:55:09+00:00September 18th, 2017|Office politics|Comments Off on Harvard Business Review: Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul

Do you feel out of it?

How are you feeling about your career? Do you feel you are progressing as you want to? Importantly, do you enjoy the environment you work in? There can be lots of things that prevent the answers to those questions being positive but one core reason is rife in workplaces - 'office politics'. The simple fact is where you have people [...]

By |2019-09-26T15:04:47+00:00September 18th, 2017|Office politics|Comments Off on Do you feel out of it?

Where is yours?

Power - as soon as you hear that word what do you think of? Perhaps status and position? Potentially someone at work you are not keen on who has power? Maybe even government? There are many different thoughts and reactions to the word. Typically power at work is usually most related to a job role/position. However, have you noticed how [...]

By |2019-09-26T15:18:21+00:00May 15th, 2017|Office politics|Comments Off on Where is yours?