How to navigate office politics

Some see office politics as a necessary evil; some welcome the opportunity to show their political skills. Others simply refuse to play ‘the game’. But it’s not a winning or losing game. Being politically savvy doesn’t mean that you win at the expense of someone else. It’s not about being false or self-centred either. Or playing favourites, let alone back-stabbing. On the contrary: we argue that remaining authentic is of vital importance.

Office Politics

Key insights

  1. Think before you speak
  2. Manage up – to a point
  3. Practice influence
  4. Hone your powers of perception
  5. Learn to network
  6. Be sincere

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Maaike van Ameijde

Maaike van Ameijde

Business Unit Manager Open Executive Education