Monday, June 23, 2008

Guidelines for positive office politics.

* Play the game being played, not the one you want or think should
be played.

* Keep it professional at all times.

* Don't make enemies.

* Don't burn bridges.

* Don't whine and complain. Present solutions as well as problems.

* Strive to create win/win solutions.

* Don't intimidate superiors. Find a way to be right without making
the other person wrong.

* Don't be seen as someone who makes others look bad.

* Don't criticize other employees.

* Keep the employer's perspective in mind.

* Couch criticism in terms of the company's interests, not in
personal terms.

* Find common ground with others.

* Establish affiliations of mutual advantage with important people.

* Help others get what they want.

* Don't discuss personal problems.

* Be selective about self-disclosure.

* Don't assume anything you say will stay secret.

* Cultivate a positive, simple, accurate image.

* Force yourself to do difficult, uncomfortable or scary things.

* Be pleasant. Laugh and smile.

* Be assertive and tough when you need to be without being
aggressive.

* Don't oversell. Be natural. Trust your own style.

1 comment:

Bueller said...

I'm going to put this on my wall. It's a very good and concise reminder!

:-)