HBR Guide to Office Politics

HBR Guide to Office Politics

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Dillon, Karen Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, 2015 Audio summary available
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Every office is political, and every worker must engage in office politics. Instead of getting involved in gossip and backstabbing, workers can choose to be constructive. Workers who stay out of the fray completely risk losing their jobs, so everyone needs strategies for dealing with office politics. These include questioning initial reactions, removing oneself from the equation, accepting that not all conflict is bad, taking charge of fate, and keeping cool under pressure. According to Karen Dillon in HBR Guide to Office Politics, employees who devote their energy to being good colleagues will perform, grow, and become more fulfilled at work.