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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Jane, a vice president at a New Jersey-based chemical company, updates us on her story from last month involving an office affair.
When employees accuse you of playing favorites, how do you resolve the situation before it ignites?
It's the third time it's happened this week. Jeremy is in Jessica's office with the door closed, and he's been there for 20 minutes.
How political is your workplace? More than 350 people surveyed by the Center for Creative Leadership said politics is alive and well in their offices.

Infighting among union groups has the labor movement cranking up its organizing efforts to prove a point. Many employers panic when they become union targets, tripping over costly labor relations rules. Follow these steps to avoid becoming a union target ...

Don't let a hot-under-the-collar customer or co-worker cause you to lose your cool. Instead, use these four tips:
Blogger Brendan Connelly—"The Slacker Manager"—recently posted on his popular site on "How to avoid office politics." Here's some of his insight:
THE LAW. The 1935 National Labor Relations Act gives employees the right to organize, bargain collectively and strike. In the 1940s, Congress
tried to correct union abuses of power by ...

"Jean" had been battling with an executive secretary at admin meetings but felt ambushed the morning she was accused of timecard fraud.

If your networking and connections helped you become a manager, your workers may view you as the "boss's pet." Here's some advice:
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