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BSS: Surviving Office Politics by Patrick Forsyth

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Time is relative

Not only does the work you do take time, so does any politicking you deploy too. Good time management is essential: it can enhance productivity, focus you on priorities and act directly to improve your effectiveness. Certainly, you will notice that some people are better organised than others—and see how they benefit from it. Time is a common resource. Unless there are creatures near Alpha Centuri flexing their tentacles to their work 28 hours in their day, everyone everywhere has the same 24-hour day to work with. Some of that time should be reserved too—for eating, sleeping, having sex and listening to Miles Davis (or Oasis I suppose, but please do it where I cannot hear). Everyone is concerned with work/life balance these ...

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