Corporate world has its own set of challenges, and one of them is ‘Politics’. Though, for people who are good at it, might love to make the most of their ‘political capabilities’ to grow in the corporate world, but others have to really spend a lot of time figuring out how to get over it. People who are the masters of ‘office politics’ are generally the one who are people pleasers. They are the ones who know how to make the most of their ‘PR’ skills, and how to manipulate people for their own gains. Just as wrong as it sounds, office politics is something that should be avoided absolutely. However if you are the one who is getting effected by the politics in office then here are some stays to stay away from it:
- Know your circle
Now, this is very important. See, if you are somebody who simply hates office politics, and the whole manipulation kind of a thing, then it is kind of obvious that your circle of people, your friends in office, must have the similar personality as yours. It is important to nurture a bond in office very carefully, hence, only nurture with people whose’ thinking match with yours.
- Stay away from the political minds
In every organization, no matter how good the culture is, you will always find some or the other people who are just too much into politics. Their main focus is to manipulate people, and they generally use inappropriate means to win their battles. Hence, it is important to maintain a good distance from people who are the masters of office politics. It’s better to stay away from such people as you never know, when they use you for their own good.
- Do not indulge in political gossips
Gossips are like a routine in every office. No matter how much you try to stay away from the gossips, at the end of the day you get involved in the conversations some way or the other. It is not possible to completely avoid listening to the people gossiping. However, it is important to know where to mark that line. Do not participate in any political gossips, and conspiracies etc. Always know how much to listen, and how much to speak.
- Stay Positive
Positivity has the power to help you overcome almost anything. So, even you are hit by the office politics someday, just try to stay positive, calm and always dedicated to win over any battle!