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BSS: Surviving Office Politics by Patrick Forsyth

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Amongst the players

Having hinted at the plethora of different people around an organisation, they do in fact fall into four clear political types:

•   The political publicists—who are concerned, above all, with appearances, with the impression they are making on others, and the recognition they are getting because of what they are or appear to be rather than what they achieve. They are concerned with everything that shows: the office, the equipment and general paraphernalia which they surround themselves with. Such people will spend a disproportionate amount of time and effort on matters of apparent insignificance. Of course, such things do matter, or at least some of them do. The prime characteristic of political publicists is that they pursue ...

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