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10 Ways to Survive Office Politics

TechRepublic has your survival kit for making it through the jungle of the office. Calvin Sun offers up ten tips. Among other things, you should make your best effort to get along with people, and whenever possible, try to be helpful. Do not discuss issues with people outside the organization. Stay away from gossip, and when it comes up, tactfully steer the conversation in another direction. Be a “straight arrow” who is honest and decisive. Set incentives to get people to play well together better, and of course, try to make yourself an example for what you want everyone else to be doing.

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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