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Office Politics. Wise Words. “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” - Plato. Office Politics Definition. The use and misuse of power in the workplace Many other definitions. Dealing with Office Politics.

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Office politics

Office Politics


Wise words

Wise Words

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” - Plato


Office politics definition

Office Politics Definition

  • The use and misuse of power in the workplace

  • Many other definitions


Dealing with office politics

Dealing with Office Politics

  • Good "office politics”

  • Re-map the organization chart

  • Wise politicking will help you get what you want in the world of work without compromising others in the process


What it means to manage up

What it Means to ‘Manage Up’

  • Article on Blackboard

  • ‘Manage Up’ means that you need to stretch yourself

  • Ms. Badowski, worked for executive assistant for Jack Welsh

  • Recognize your values

  • Career advancement


Ways to rise above

Ways to Rise Above…

  • Article clearly states how to avoid and stop office politics

  • http://workawesome.com/your-job/rise-above-workplace-politics/


Ways to rise above cont

Ways to Rise Above (Cont.)

  • Treat others how you want to be treated

  • Be self aware

  • Leave work at work

  • Be professional

  • Do your job well

  • See the bigger picture

  • Can you think of more?


Everyone has office drama

Everyone has Office Drama

  • Leave work issues at work

    • Don’t bring the drama home with you

    • Separate work from home-change clothes

    • Leave home issues at home

  • Websites and books made to answer some office politics issues

    • http://www.officepolitics.com/

    • Are these experts right?


Dating in the workplace

Dating in the Workplace

  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conducted a survey on workplace romance. They found:

    • Most companies do not have a formal, written, romance policy

    • 55% of HR professionals said that marriage most likely result of office romances

  • Sexual harassment policy


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