Dealing with People, Power and Politics at Work
Most women cringe when they hear people talk about office politics. They donít want to get involved in the politics and certainly donít want to be considered a political animal. Being political has a negative connotation in the workplace. Yet, research shows us that in order for us to move our careers forward we need to learn to be politically savvy and understand how decisions are made in our organization and who makes them. Itís always a good idea to identify key people in your organization and build and nurture relationships with them to advance your career. This week’s discussion is about how to deal with the people, power and politics at work and my guest is Jane Clarke, author of Savvy.
Jane Clarke an author and director at Nicholson McBride, a business psychology consulting firm. She has worked in consulting for over 20 years and her clients include London Business School, UBS, and J Walter Thompson. She contributes to national newspapers, appears on TV and radio, and has written for the Financial Times, the Guardian, and the Independent, a British daily. She is also the author of Office Politics, Wired Working, and Resilience.