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10 Ways to Avoid Office Politics

How to Keep a Low Profile & Stay Out of Office Gutter Politics

1. They're Watching You

We're not trying to induce paranoia, but when you're at work you should assume you're being watched and that everything is a test.

Some people play games to see whether others are worthy of being trusted. Whether management trusts you with a juicy piece of gossip or a project, make no mistake: it's a test. Your performance could determine your future at the company.