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BSS: Surviving Office Politics by Patrick Forsyth

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Getting somewhat uncomfortable

Performance does not just happen. The office politicians must ensure that they achieve successful results as a foundation to their activity. In seeking effectiveness, there is an irresistible temptation to search for panaceas, one straightforward approach that will improve or guarantee business results, when realistically such magic formulae are often very well-disguised—as hard work. There are few easy options to make your business life successful. That said, there may be one approach to how you work where attention to it, and resolve about it, can positively affect many key activities.

Some things end up, however unintentionally, going by default. To prevent this, you need to be honest about yourself first.

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