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    Default 5 Tips To Handle With Office Politics

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    Office politics is often seen in small and big offices. Peoples and their interests some time make them selfish. It is reality, you can’t stay away from office politics, if you are a part of the office. May you are trying your best to avoid it. But there are chances to get into trap. Here are some effective tips to deal with such situation.

    1. Don’t abuse your position.

    Don’t let your position of power go to your head and definitely do not use it to your own advantage. This will only attract brickbats from your colleagues and you are bound to be the centre of office politics.

    “While handling your team, avoid using your position to walk over subordinates. Your attitude towards them will fuel office politics”.

    2. Be a team player

    As a team player, you must understand that the company and team come before you.

    “You can’t be selfish and think only about yourself. Being a team player increases your chances of a promotion and makes you look like a better person. So though you may have an opinion (and a negative one at that) about every one of your colleagues, put it aside when you are at work.

    3. Be professional

    You can’t burst into a song when a meeting is in progress. Maintain a professional attitude at all the times. It won’t help to cry at the drop of a hat either. “If you’re viewed as a professional, people know you are there to work and will involve you less in office politics and dirty gossip. Another tip is to adopt the company culture. So refrain from wearing mini skirts and party make-up to work if you don’t want to be the talk of the office.

    4. Steer away from gossips.

    If you give gossip and expect to get some, you’ll be part of office politics. Krishnan says, “Gossip can get malicious if you’re the type that asks for it and provides it. You’ll lose respect of the people around you. No one talks well of a gossip monger.”

    5. Keep yourself busy

    Stay Idle or bored long enough and you will start gossiping. Keep yourself occupied and away from people who try to involve you in gossip. “If you’re occupied and keep to yourself most of the time, no one has a chance to badmouth you. This also keeps you from talking ill about others.”
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    Nice tips.. I will always keep these in mind.



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