Office Politics: Why You Need to Play the Game

Learning How to Manage Office Politics Will Help You Get Along & Get Ahead

"Politics" is Not a Dirty Word

The politics of Obama, Romney & Co. are on everyone’s lips these days as the challengers and incumbents in the race for the highest office in the land battle it out on a global stage. Alas, the commentary’s rarely positive.  

These days the term politics has become a four-letter word for many, in part because it represents a fraternity that spends more time defending itself than abiding by its dictionary definition: activities which are associated with government. The word has evolved to mean: the relational dynamics associated with influencing and governing -- be it a country or a company -- that become the currency of executing and trading favors and fostering opinions.