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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 • 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’ • 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… • Article clearly states how to avoid and stop office politics • http://workawesome.com/your-job/rise-above-workplace-politics/
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 • 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 • 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