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How to deal with office politics ?

Post by SGBoyxxx » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 11:04 am

we all know at work

bound to have office politics everywhere

How to deal with it ?

If some collegues want to play office politics with you?

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Post by taxico » Fri, 09 Oct 2009 10:51 am

bring in lee kwan yew.
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Post by SGBoyxxx » Fri, 09 Oct 2009 2:24 pm

taxico wrote:bring in lee kwan yew.
:lol: he is king man.

Seriously he is a smart and cunning :oops: :-#

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Post by Nath21 » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:08 am

Read: Il Principe (The Prince) by Niccolò Machiavelli, It is a classic study of power—its acquisition, expansion, and effective use. Useful concepts to the world of office politics or watch the BBC version of the "Office" David Brent which is a comedy perspective of office politics.

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Post by Vaucluse » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:44 am

Simple:

If you can - stay out of it

Be nice to everyone if possible

If you have to, align yourself with the strongest party
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:57 am

In Singapore I would have though Sun Tzu would have been a better choice. :P
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Post by nakatago » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 4:18 pm

taxico wrote:bring in lee kwan yew.
that's like having Chuck Norris on your side in a street fight. :D
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by Vaucluse » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 10:08 am

nakatago wrote:
taxico wrote:bring in lee kwan yew.
that's like having Chuck Norris on your side in a street fight. :D
The street would lose
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Post by taxico » Thu, 15 Oct 2009 10:12 am

confucius says the one who can deal with office politics has too much time on hand.

or is the boss.
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Post by Amrish » Sat, 17 Oct 2009 9:32 pm

superb . I agree

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Post by mschan » Thu, 24 Dec 2009 2:35 am

Don't get involve with it unless you want complications or trouble later. It's still best to have no strings attached with anyone in the office.
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Re: How to deal with office politics ?

Post by caireann » Thu, 24 Dec 2009 8:25 am

SGBoyxxx wrote:we all know at work

bound to have office politics everywhere

How to deal with it ?

If some collegues want to play office politics with you?
Ignore them.
Dont get involved.
Who writes stays and otherwise dont stick your neck out too much

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Post by phil30k » Thu, 24 Dec 2009 10:33 am

From a bosses point of view, first understanding why office politics exists. When the work is complex enough to require different disciplines/ expertise/ experience, where some people have been designated with responsibilities they cannot perform, where there is no quantifiable measurement of individual performance.

From an employee's point of view, keep the credit for the work that you do. Be very clear who your boss is and who your colleagues are. Never do your colleagues work for them, instead reference them to the literature that they can educate themselves with. Always confirm with your boss before taking on work and keep your boss updated on the progress. Attend all meetings/ social events you are invited to.

For bosses, select staff who are qualified and capable and educate your staff on the above. Remove non performing staff and the politics will vanish from your workplace.

For staff, if your boss is unresponsive, he/she may be the inept one. Your only option is to look for a better position.

I hope that helps you.

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