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Tackle office nightmares by A&C Black Publishers Ltd

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1 Handling office politics

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Life would be wonderful if you could work in an office without worrying about other people and what they’re up to. But everyone has a network of relationships throughout the organisation, and if you don’t handle them carefully, you could be heading for an office nightmare.

You don’t have to work somewhere long to work out whether or not is has a ‘political’ culture. In these organisations, who you know tends to matter more than what you know. Friendships and casual conversations take on a new significance—one wrong word to the wrong person could end up scuppering that promotion.

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