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Postby serendipity » Mon, 08 May 2006 11:38 pm

How can one be good in it? Or perhaps the better question, how can one play it well??

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 09 May 2006 8:22 am

By staying out of it.
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Postby tiki » Tue, 09 May 2006 8:42 am

Vaucluse wrote:By staying out of it.


and not hanging around the water coolers too long.
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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 09 May 2006 9:44 am

tiki wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:By staying out of it.


and not hanging around the water coolers too long.


true, true . . .
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Postby Baron Greenback » Tue, 09 May 2006 12:21 pm

my office tip - always walk around with a bit of paper in your hand.

Even if you are going to the loo it looks like you are busy :)
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 09 May 2006 12:25 pm

Damn it BG now you've gone an outed me! :lol:

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 09 May 2006 12:35 pm

Baron Greenback wrote:my office tip - always walk around with a bit of paper in your hand.

Even if you are going to the loo it looks like you are busy :)


Use toilet paper, it's softr.


AGAIN, BG with the anal/toiltet/poo stuff . . . . Worries, worries, worries
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Postby Baron Greenback » Wed, 10 May 2006 1:14 pm

AGAIN, BG with the anal/toiltet/poo stuff . . . . Worries, worries, worries


Must be my English 'toilet' style of humour :)
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Postby kk_lass » Fri, 19 May 2006 1:06 am

Office politics .. i guess it is not fun!!?!?
So yes.. avoid it..
But if cannot avoid it.. join the crowd and excel in it.. is that you meant Serendipity?

I think perhaps it is the people u know is important..
WHO you know .. not WHAT you know....
Network, connection is important in our daily life..
That is what i feel.

Cheers :wink:
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Postby Bafana » Mon, 22 May 2006 3:51 pm

Buy a book called "The Rules of Work" by a guy caqlled Templar.

(He also has the "The Rules of Management" and "The Rules of Life", the latter which I am currently reading)

BTW just broke the first rule by telling you all about it...

Basically the best thing to do about office politics is to stay informed but stay out of it. In Singapore ofice and project politics can shift so quickly that it can really effect your career and it cannot be ignored or brushed away lightly.
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