#business #Canada #office

Helpful ways to avoid office politics

qqtqtqt etqt
|Apr 22|magazine6 min read

They say to never discuss politics with a stranger, but what about office politics? It doesn’t matter what kind of industry you currently work in—chances are that office politics have or will eventually come into play. Stressful, annoying and unnecessary, here are some helpful tips to avoid the struggle:

Avoid Office Cliques

You remember cliques from high school, right? Unfortunately, cliques may follow you into the business world. If you can, try to avoid gossiping with groups as you never know when past comments or opinions will come back to harm you.

RECENT TOPIC: How do you like your eggs? Business in Canada is starting to boil

Keep Some Things to Yourself

You don’t have to keep secrets, no, but there are some things that your co-workers and boss don’t need to know. This tip has nothing to do with being secretive, but the sharing of some personal information should be kept to a minimum. After all, you don’t want anyone at the office to have dirt on you.

RECENT TOPIC: Let’s talk about zero tolerance for sexual harassment at the office

It’s All about Communication

 It’s very important to communicate—with your boss and other employees. As mentioned, gossip and secrets can lead to you gaining a bad reputation at work or worse: demotion or termination. Be upfront and honest, as well as professional. However, if someone shares something with you in confidence, you should consider keeping it to yourself. After all, no one likes a rat.

RECENT TOPIC: The most congested cities in Canada and how to improve your daily commute

Let's Connect!

 

Read the latest edition of Business Review Canada!