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BSS: Surviving Office Politics by Patrick Forsyth

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The political stage

The world of work has never presented people with a greater challenge.

Business pundits and economists predict a range of varying scenarios for the future of the work environment. Incidentally, predicting is easy—it is making sure that your predictions prove correct that is difficult. Putting that aside, however, one thing all such pundits are sure about is—the future will be uncertain. We live in dynamic times. The old world of job security, jobs for life, prescribed ladders of promotion and gradually increasing success and rewards has gone, replaced by talk of re-organisation, downsizing, fixed-term contracts, redundancy, teleworking, and portfolio careers.

Forgive the overlay of gloom and the glut of jargon terms (a glut ...

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