- Understand why workplace politics exist. It’s usually a way workers try to gain advantages for themselves, but it can be at the expense of a co-worker’s success.
- Create good relationships. Surround yourself with people who rarely partake in workplace politics to maintain a positive environment at your work.
- Recognize different personalities. It’s inevitable that personalities will clash in the workplace. Take note of those people you don’t always get along with so you know who to avoid if necessary.
— Adapted from “5 ways to manage workplace politics,” Uloop, USA Today.