I’ve focused on the main five – they aren’t in priority order and I explain why each is a danger, both for individual careers and companies/firms.
It can have extremely negative long-term effects including:
For slightly tricky situations, talking to someone allows you to understand more, as people will often say things they won’t ‘put in writing’ and you have the benefit of hearing their tone of voice and if in person, seeing their body language.
These might all seem like small things but over time they can lead to much bigger problems.
Negative ‘Office Politics’, characterised by poor professional relationships leads to reduced career success, decreased productivity, poor decision making and collaboration, as well as individual illness and resignations, amongst other issues. If everyone in a team makes a concerted effort that adds up to a huge benefit.
If you would like a call to discuss what is going on for you at work, then arrange a no obligation conversation with me by emailing my Assistant.
To read more about the skills you need to make the most of your career and succeed in your role, click here. You will receive a short email series and a PDF with a page on each skill.
She does this by helping them master and strategically use the business skills of Personal Impact and Relationship Management. These skills are required for professional success.
Before establishing Inside Out Image, Joanna worked in marketing and consultancy in large corporates. She understands the business world and its challenges. She now helps organisations and individuals understand how to succeed in it.