Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul
SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
To borrow from the political scientist, Harold Laswell , office politics can be understood as the unwritten rules that determine who gets what, when, and how — a promotion, a budget for a project, a say in the boss’s decisions — and who doesn’t. An accumulation of research shows that high standing on these dimensions enhances job performance, influence, leadership, and advancement. Politics is a dirty word.