Navigating office politics
Working from home doesn’t always change workplace culture. Joanna Gaudoin of Inside Out Image explains how to manage office politics
The words ‘office politics’ provoke predominantly negative thoughts. And when an organisation’s office politics are negative, the repercussions can be significant. These are likely to include decreased productivity and project progress, staff absence due to stress or sickness, mistrust leading to an unpleasant environment and loss of valuable talent – a cocktail of negativity that affects business performance and stunts careers. Opting out isn’t a choice if you want to progress in your career.