Is there politics in your office?

@michecu (637)
Philippines
October 2, 2007 11:11pm CST
Well, office politics is apparent but I just want to know if the same is also true in the place where you are working? If it exist, then do you get involve in it or avoid getting involved in it? Personally, I do not want to get involved in office politics because sometimes it can also get messy and I don't want to be distracted from work. I also think that it is not very healthy in any working environment although it may have advantages. So what about you?
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@sajidnsr (43)
• Pakistan
6 Oct 07
Politics is a social game and man is a social animal. How can a person be that is not involved in any politics. In office politics are routine. One should keep himself in such position that he gets no big losses or even large gains from politics. Yes he be in balance to move on...
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• Malaysia
6 Oct 07
i think there are politics at every office. haha. there's definitely some at my office. i try to avoid getting involved in it, like you said it can get messy! and i don't want to have to take sides or what not, so i just stay away and ignore it.
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@nzabanal (53)
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
In almost all offices, politics can always be a part of it. It has become spice of life that one would be very difficult to overcome. However, we may not like to be involved but there are situations that calls for becomes a part of it.
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• Philippines
3 Oct 07
Office politics is common. It may or may not work for your advantage depnding on who you are favoring. I think the best thing to do is to avoid them and just do your job.
@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
3 Oct 07
No When I was working we didn't do or talk about such things we just came in did our work went to lunch and back to work until the day was over with. We were more into sell a product than to talk about politics!
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• United States
18 Oct 07
politics in the office can be very disheartening to those out on the manufacturing floor.there are to many distractions and micro management issues being brought to the production employee to solve and they get the blame for any managment messup.when the management should be working to better the job at hand,many times they are weakening it by trying to misuse whatever authority they believe they may have.the key to avoiding office politics is to remember each day you are there for the customer,and not for a popularity contest.and only agree to what you believe to be right,don't follow the managment crowd unless you are actually part of management,or they will end up blaming you for there messups.if there is something that management is doing or has done to make your life a living abyss listen to what they say, but sort it out with other co-workers and just agree to disagree with them, and then keep doing what you were doing before they so rudely innterrupted you into paddeling the boat 1 more different way.good luck, and don't let management be a bully to you.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
15 Oct 07
I have just started on my career just a couple of months ago, and so far I haven't find anything of that sort happening anywhere in the office.. But if that does happen, I wud like to stay away from it the most.. It wud be better to just stay from it than let it distract u from ur work...
@izathewzia (5141)
• Philippines
10 Oct 07
I am a victim of so many office politics and malicious intrigues as well when i was still working in the office. But I was able to overcame it all. My principle the was never mind it all, because if you are damn good, no one can put you down. I am right, because even how grave the politics then, I was able to reached the highest preomotion I deserve. I resigned as a Sales Consultant.
@SHAMRACK (8525)
• India
8 Oct 07
Hi, Politics in office is there I hope there if dicussion is in better way those ideas and views can be exchnaged and if possible a new things can be overlooked about the policital leaders. Those unknown situations can be shared. If that on a bad way with lots of negative aspects hope it is to be limited.