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No matter what size company you work for, office politics will eventually come into play in your work environment. Not knowing what to expect or how to play can greatly impact your job satisfaction and ability to move up in a company. Learn how to effectively navigate office politics when you read the following article by Joel Garfinkle.

Surviving Office Politics

Office politics can be either a positive or negative influence on your career. If you aren’t successful in dealing with it, you can lose your job, get demoted or be alienated from key projects or people. If you are successful in dealing with politics, you can gain access to key influential players inside the company and even gain a promotion.

Do you want to advance in your company, create more success, increase your responsibility and work on high profile projects? Do you want to be top of mind when company executives create their succession plan? Then you must learn how to survive the office politics that exist in your company and group.

Here are five ways to survive office politics and put the power of politics to work for you:

Be liked. If you look around at the people who play the political game the best, they are … Continue reading Surviving Office Politics