Politics is bubbling over into nearly every aspect of our lives, and the Corporate office is not immune. Corporate politics has been around forever, and it can be a detriment to ones career and future success. How many times have you been caught up in the bosses misuse of information, peer jealousy, and the old fashion “Rumor Mill”.
Overall, 55% of employees say they partake at least somewhat in office politics, with most of those doing so to advance their careers. The study found that 76% of workers believe that office politics affect their efforts to get ahead, up from 56% who felt that way in 2012. Gossiping and spreading rumors is the most popular form of office politicking. According to Accountemps’ survey, 46% of employees polled said it is the behavior they see most often. Gaining favor by flattering the boss, taking credit for others’ work and sabotaging co-workers’ projects are among the other, more common forms of office politics employees say they witness.
Do any of these look or sound familiar?
- Gossip Hound
- Credit Thief
Take control, working for yourself is one way to leave the workplace politics behind. Since the pandemic hit our lives over the past 15 months, more and more individuals are starting small businesses and controlling their destiny. What this creates, is ones ability to use power and social networking within your own workplace to achieve changes that benefit you and your company. Think how much you could focus and accomplish without the Corporate baggage and disruptions that politics create everyday.
If you are interested in leaving the Corporate Silos, Hierarchies, and Manipulation behind, think about your small business options. Start on your own with a great idea, or work with a great and financially sound Franchise model that fits with your skillset. Both can help you leave the Corporate politics behind and allow you to take control of your future. To help with investigating your options, be smart and work with a firm that has the ability to look at all options and provide information.
If you would like to discuss your options, please contact me to have a discussion about your future.