What if you really, really don’t like dealing with office politics? Would it help to know that you’re not alone?
Dealing with office politics can be difficult and frustrating. In LinkedIn’s 2013 survey of 954 professional women, 23% reported that their biggest work frustration was office politics.
But you can’t afford to ignore it, because politically savvy people do better in their careers:
Research by the Center for Creative Leadership showed that those who are politically savvy have better career prospects, better career trajectories, and are seen as more promotable.
That’s why we are devoting the month of February to helping you develop the skill of positive ‘political savvy’. Because as one of my twitter buddies, Karen Clark put it, “You can't opt out — you have to learn to navigate.”
Read more about how to build positive skills for navigating office politics effectively:
- See No Evil: Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Office Politics
- Ask An Executive: Winning at the Game of Office Politics—A Q & A Session with Nina Simosko of Nike
- The Rules of the Game: Pay Attention to Office Politics If You Want to “Win” the Corner Office
- New to the Job? Three Steps to Help You Hit the Ground Running