Whether you are an employee, a manager or an owner, you need to keep your finger on the pulse of the staff in order to avoid potential blow-ups that can result with office politics gone awry. When left unchecked these matters can bring productivity to a screeching halt. Here are some issues to consider when confronting office politics.






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Written by HeatherStone
2805 days ago

It's true that there seems to be no way, as an employee, to avoid office politics, no matter how small the business. My hope is that, as an entrepreneur, I can one day define my corporate culture in such a way as to avoid the worst of it. Reading this post, I found it depressing, because no matter how great people are as individuals, once they get together in the work environment the worst comes out...and I believe it's all because of fear. Fear of losing one's job, of not moving up, going forward, being last, fear of failure, whatever. Good post, but depressing.



Written by HeatherStone
2803 days ago

A good aspect of being a very small business owner, for sure, Mrs. Zeus. The challenge is, when it's time to grow your small business, how do you create a culture where this kind of nonsense is less prevalent.



Written by MrsZeus
2803 days ago

Heather,

I agree with you 100%. Office politics are present in even the smallest of businesses. I am not a fond of office politics, and was happy to be done with it several years ago. (The beauty of being a small business owner :) )



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