Some people swear office politics are just a fact of life. Well, that isn't really true. In fact, office politics have brought our country to a standstill. So, how do you know when office politics and the game playing are falling on your shoulders? Well, ask yourself the following questions. If you answer "yes" to more than one- you're playing the game and it is time for things to change.
Does your company lack in vision? In other words, are your making a profit without really knowing where you are going or why?
Forget team meetings, do you hold a lot of one-on-one meetings?
Do you speak of others more than you speak to them?
Are you constantly questioning your employees and/or peers and their motivation for everything they do?
Do you get what you want from people by manipulating them opposed to just asking them to do something for you?
Are you not involved within your organization on a personal level? I mean, do you have your assistants send emails on your behalf, call people on your behalf - perhaps even sign the holiday cards?
You can "undo" office politics- but it is going to take work. If you answered yes to more than one question- shoot me an email and let's talk! If I get enough responses, I may hold a free webinar on undoing office politics.