What is your thoughts on office politics? Is that a thing? Or just some non existent myopic thinking?
Well for me I think it’s super heavily present in today’s work environment. The fact that people will always want to get ahead of others in other to achieve their personal goals and the fact that no one is going to hand your dreams over to you then you have no option than to get involved in the dynamics of the work place play.
Men and #women don’t look at #office #politics the same way.
This means they won’t #lead the same.
#What does #stay #the same is their #influence.
Every #leader is #influential in some #way or #another.
#Believe it or not office politics does exist for some places it is covert while #some are overt but never #demean its significance or you never get the #corner #office.
Study the politics in your work place and begin to take full advantage. Notice that those who get ahead in your office are not necessarily the most hard working people yet they get the juicy trips and all that.
They are the first to know when something new is coming up and they get recommended first.
Check this out, John was moved to a new department, he noticed that his Immediate boss loves football and is a #Real #Madrid #fan and John absolutely hates football but he understands power play at work place.
So John began to pay a little bit of attention to football and in fact started watching each time Madrid played. He would spend 10/20 minutes every morning chatting with his boss about football. This early morning rituals became a norm that the boss would bring coffee and ask him to share, soon enough they began to talk not only football but work related issues and overtime he gained his boss’s confidence. Thus John have entered the inner circle and have a say in the decision making process.
Other people who work in the same place does not understand why the boss and john would spend all that office time talking about football. They see it as a waste of time.
For me it’s more than just the job, you need to be aware of your environment and take advantage of it fully in order to grow your career.
Remember #talent or even #working hard is not enough in the #workplace. Understand your office politics.
So tell me, ever had any experience in your work place that made you feel you were cheated.