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Office Politics

There are few things as uncomfortable as dealing with difficult workers. Yet dealing with them successfully is a key to business success.

Business Management Daily is known for our sound, field-tested advice on favoritism in the workplace and other challenging office personalities and situations.

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If you’re unlucky enough to work with a snitch, follow these tips.
Major problems can erupt when supervisors have to manage people they just don't get along with. Smart managers defuse that tension by focusing on tasks, projects and results—not personalities.
This one’s real simple to score—just circle every question to which you answer “False.” Circle it again … and then again … and then one more time. And then take a moment to think…
Follow these five steps to take the sting out of a co-worker’s insult.
Learn which “birds” work with you—and what you can do to get along with them.

A new survey shows that most believe office politicking is alive and well in the workplace.

Workplace politics are inevitable, so it’s essential you find a way to deal with it professionally, according to Uloop.

As a supervisor, you can gain the respect of your employees, colleagues and clients by knowing how to act when you realize you made an error. Here’s what to do.

One of the most pivotal periods in your relationship with your boss is those first few weeks while you’re getting routines established, learning each other’s temperaments and mapping out expectations. This is especially true when it’s the boss who’s new to the company and not you. You can make yourself indispensable and ease her transition into your organization if you do the following.
In the professional world, everything you say and do affects your credibility. This includes your body language, your public speaking skills and your presentation skills, says The Muse’s Kat Moon.
If you recognize yourself in any of the following scenarios, it's time to learn to deal with others' quirks and maximize your relationships.
Things didn't really happen the way your supervisor thinks, so is there a way to correct the mistaken impression without making the situation worse?
In a large organization, it can be hard to get to know everyone, yet sometimes you need to support teams you don’t often work with. How can you get to know everyone across the organization better to make cooperating easier?
When you need to ask others to change behavior that is adversely affecting your work, follow this advice.
Office rules are constantly evolving as new technology and trends show up in the workplace. Forbes career and leadership writer Susan Adams offers an updated list of business etiquette.
It’s important to hold your ground in a tough office environment without coming across as angry or aggressive. And knowing where the line is between assertive and aggressive can make or break your career, say business ex­­perts.
Communications consultant Robin Madell says the three biggest errors you can make at work arise from the misuse or misunderstanding of three key elements: technology, corporate culture and office politics.
Admins have responsibilities to both their immediate bosses and the organizations they work for. Some­­times it can be hard to serve both equally. What should you do when situations force you to choose?
Don’t throw people under the bus. When a problem occurs, avoid pointing fingers.
The fear of damaging a relationship might keep you from saying “no” to your boss or to a co-worker, but turning down someone doesn’t have to come across as combative or reluctant, notes Harvard Business Review writer Holly Weeks.
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