Surviving Office Politics – Is There Really a Way Around Them?

Adriana Girdler

How to deal with office politics? When you already have lots to do at work, workplace politics can be a frustrating addition to the mix! …

How to deal with office politics?

When you already have lots to do at work, workplace politics can be a frustrating addition to the mix! How do you maintain positive relationships with your coworkers and keep your career on the right path when the politics are tricky to navigate?

When you’re new to the working world and you haven’t yet had the chance to learn how to juggle workplace politics, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel as though you were just thrown into the fire. That’s why, in this video, I break down some simple tips that will equip you with the mindset and skills necessary for dealing with office politics.

Whether you’re faced with some seemingly harmless workplace gossip, or whether there are two people pinning themselves against each other, you won’t want to get caught up in the mess!

In this video, I tell you:

  • How to respond when you’re expected to pick sides
  • What to document when the politics get bad
  • How to keep it professional when people try to make it personal
  • How to steer clear of gossip so it doesn’t impact your career
  • What it looks like to choose positivity in a negative environment

Once you know the best way to respond to any sticky situation, you’ll be set up for success! Office politics may still exist within the organization but will not have an impact on your career or your reputation. Once you know how to deal with office politics, you will not only survive but THRIVE in your career!

If that sounds like something you want to do, check out my video for all the best tips that have helped me get through difficult office politics in the past.

I can’t wait to hear about your journey of surviving office politics and how these tips help you. Watch my video here =>

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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