Do you have problems with office politics at work? Have you ever wished to switch careers? Don't wonder any more because we asked 1500 individuals whether their workplaces have office politics.
We all know how office politics can be. It seems like everyone is out for themselves, trying to get ahead at any cost. Office politics can be frustrating, and even lead to feelings of anxiety and stress.
But it doesn't have to be this way! Office politics can actually be a good thing, if you know how to navigate them. Here are some tips:
-Be aware of the political landscape in your office. Who are the power players? Who tend to be the manipulators? Knowing this will help you avoid getting caught up in their games.
-Don't be afraid to network. Developing relationships with people in your office can help you get ahead, as long as you don't become a suck-up.
-Be confident in yourself. If you believe in your own abilities, others will too.
-Be strategic. When you're faced with a difficult situation, think about the best way to handle it.
-Be decisive. Sometimes the best way to deal with office politics is to just make a decision and stick to it.
Following these tips can help you navigate the political landscape of your office and avoid getting caught up in drama.
The most office politics and legal, with a miserable 56.5 percent of respondents citing it as an issue, are experienced by civil service, advertising, and engineering. Retail and tourism also got bad marks.
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