Well, if you are not the only one working in your office; that probably is not possible – office politics has to be a part of your life. You either are the wicked witch pouring poison, or the innocent princess getting victimized. Now, if you could be only silent spectators; you can call yourself lucky indeed!
Whatsoever it is – you just cannot escape this vicious cycle of office politics. However, you can deal and fight back this negativity in your workplace. Here are certain tips that can help you out:
Office politics and how to survive:
So, now that you know you have no other option besides trying to find our ways of surviving the political environment in your office; it’s better to get started in preparing yourself from today itself. Here’s what you could do:
Know the danger zone and act aptly:
Danger zone here implies to people who are deeply into these bad office politics. And No, you are not suppose to maintain a one arm distance from them. If you do, you come into their bad books and the political cycle now revolves around you. So Beware!
What you need to do is that, study their behavior with others. Try to know about their motives and reasons of specific behavior if any. And then, use your tact to be at a peaceful and harmonious relation with them.
Don’t project yourself to be too superior:
Well, be it your abilities of managing the toughest of targets or the least interest in discussing others; never project your superiority that can earn you jealousy.
You know it for yourself that negative politics is something that you never indulge yourself into. However, don’t make it too obvious as the rest may take it otherwise. Some may feel that you are making them feel small or you are in support of the person they are talking about.
Again, flaunting yourself and abilities become very annoying for others and therefore you somehow land into those office rumors and politics.
Have a few good connections:
After all of those efforts you take, if unfortunately you land into these office politics, you need to have a few people to support you during these difficult times. So, if you find people who are not having some harmonious relation with you, talk to others in a very positive manner and do not play the blame game.
If these factors are not effecting you that much, it’s better to move on and turn deaf ears and blind eyes to them. When you’re very good at your job, such things will not last long. However, if they are causing problems to your professional front and personal well being, taking necessary steps is vital.
Have a few confidants with whom you could discuss and work out some strategies. You may even walk up to that person or group and talk out the situation. However, this needs skills and tact and you don’t have it; the situation will worsen.
These were three important techniques you could use to fight back office politics. Hope you found it useful.
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