Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul

Harvard Business

Politics is a dirty word. But office politics are unavoidable; as Aristotle noted, “man is by nature a political animal.” ” Whether you participate in them or not, politics have a big influence on what happens to you, your projects, and your team, so it’s hard to be indifferent to them. And yet, a more effective way of dealing with office politics is to engage in them — playing the game, instead of complaining about it.