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“Avoiding (office) politics altogether can be deadly for your career. Every workplace has an intricate system of power, and you can—and should—work it ethically to your best advantage.” -- Erin Burt
Those that are politically savvy have better career prospects, better career trajectories, and are seen to be more promotable.
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Look for people who are not necessarily in high-level roles, but who have the ability to make things happen. Who are the movers and shakers in your organization, and what can you learn from how they get things done?
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Aim to become something of a “corporate anthropologist,” observing the relationships between co-workers and superiors and paying attention to informal social networks.
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After you have identified those influencers, draw up a strategic networking plan to build stronger relationships with them.
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Be mindful of not becoming someone you can’t stand to see when you look in the mirror.
Warmth is the conduit of influence. You must connect with sincerity and build trust before you can lead.
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Office politics are a reality, and avoiding them altogether risks not having a say in what happens.
It also allows people with less experience, skill or knowledge than you to influence decisions that affect you and your team.
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For centuries, people had read politicians' words. On Nov. 2, 1920, the first broadcast from a licensed radio station was broadcasting the results of that year's presidential election.
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