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Office Politics and its Impact to One’s Career

Office PoliticsThe workplace is similar to a government corrupted by the laws of finances and economic opportunities. Many employees are still interested in engaging in underhanded strategies just to receive a promotion while those who actually work hard are left behind by the pack.

Office politics is never good for a career. A research prepared by Dr. Diana Green of Weber State University entitled simply as Politics in the Office reveals that almost 63% of employees view office politics as a complete waste of time. The remaining 37% are likely to have been involved in office politics that negatively engage top-level executives into manipulative discussion in getting a salary raise or a quick promotion. Below are just some of the common reasons why a small group of corporate employees opt in entering the messed up realms of office politics:
  • Friends on high places – Top managers and company executives are generally viewed as the persons involved in treating employees for no reason at all. Whether a department has succeeded in meeting the month’s sales quota, managers have this sensible responsibility of making employees feel comfortable during a tiring five-day working stretch.

Career scavengers, however, have a different use for top-level managers. They will do everything in their limited power to entice, tempt, and seduce company executives in order for them to win a sack race where they do not have to even wear a sack to reach the finish line.

  • Corporate crossfires – Corporate politicians enjoy transforming the workplace into a verbal battlefield. Unlike in a warzone where soldiers experience the harsh recoil of semi-automatic rifles, corporate audible can be as loud and degenerative for employees caught in crossfire between opposing departments and individuals.

Employees that demand respect with a thunderous voice of unprofessionalism have only one goal in mind and that is to earn the attention of the people involved in making the big, critical decisions.

  • To humiliate co-workers – The workplace is still a breeding nest for employees willing to sacrifice professionalism just to intimidate and demotivate co-workers. Some may succeed in actually sapping an employee’s confidence until they decide to quit because of the harsh, ruthless political environment inside the office.

Office Politics and its Impact to One’s Career

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