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4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by JohnspeakU(m): 6:59pm On Feb 12
4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them

By Johnspeak Uwangue (Motivator, HR Consultant, Talent Manager and Coach)

When some people hear the word politics what goes into their mind is politicians. Politics goes way beyond vying for public offices. Politics has entered into almost all the institutions you can think about. Is it in private organizations, government establishment and agencies, voluntary organizations and even religious organizations. Politics is now being played everywhere and most especially at workplaces. For you not to get burnt in the game of workplace politics or be at the receiving end, you must know the game of politics as well as how to play it.
Most people who always end up at the receiving end are those who think that they don't need to play it or know about it (the holier than Moses kind of people). In my forthcoming online seminar on DISCOVERING AND MAXIMIZING WORKPLACE TALENTS, I'm going to be teaching Participants more on the game of workplace politics as bonus tips (you don't want to miss it for any reason).

Today, I want to share with you just four out of the many workplace politics and how you can manage them so you don't get burnt.

- The Politics of Degrees/Institution
In this kind of politics, people form cliques according to the kind of University they attended or what they graduated with. In this kind, people who graduated from private universities always move and do things together while those who studied abroad also form cliques. Even those who graduated from government owned institutions go as far as forming cliques according to the ranking of their institution according to National University Commission or any other recognized bodies. And when these cliques are formed, individuals tend to do things to favour members of their cliques which is why qualified staffs outside cliques are robbed of things like promotion into key positions.

- The Politics of Numbers
You will be lying to yourself if you believe that most staffs in your workplace are not engaging in company rackets or deals. Financial numbers are being changed on a daily basis and the amount depends on the size as well as the financial strength of the organization. For instance, the kind of illegal deals going on in a medium scale company will be far different from that of an oil company or telecom company. In this politics of numbers, people form cliques according to how they connive to change company financial numbers. Some days ago, it went viral that a so called snake swallowed the huge sum of N36 million naira from a branch of the Joint admission and Matriculation Board. I don't need a soothsayer to know that the money wasn't stolen by the accountant alone (In few cases, the accountant may not be involved). Some employees (especially new comers) always make the mistake of trying to blow the whistle on people involved not knowing that in most cases, the head of the organization or department is the chairman of that clique.

People in this cliques always try to do things to favour members of their cliques which is why most hardworking staffs don't get promoted or enjoy other benefits because they are not members of the clique involved in distributing company's goodies. Oftentimes, when board members are told to recommend people by the headquarter, they only recommend someone in their clique that can help them to steal more.

- The Politics of Information
Most times, when new staffs are employed into an organization or transferred to a branch, they are often approached by top staffs of the company to help them with informations. Which is why it's always adviceable to mind the way you talk about your Bosses in the presence of new staffs because they might be the monitoring spirits sent to monitor your activities. In this kind of politics, who you report to will determine what will be accrued to you. Most bosses always use this method to monitor the activities of their staffs. But oftentimes, some cliques always find a way to lure them into their fold.

- The Politics of Relationship
In this kind of politics, something more than money or academic institution is involved and that is blood or sex. People who play this workplace politics are more confident in their dealings compared to the aforementioned because they are either related to the boss or are in a sexual relationship with them or some influential personality in the organisation. Haven't you wondered that despite some companies bosses knowing fully well that a particular employee is engaging in company racketeering, they still shield and promote them. This is to affirm the statement that "blood is thicker than water" and that sex is the second most binding tool after blood.

This game of politics is being played even in small businesses like restaurants or makeup studios. Workplace Politics can be stopped but I'm not going to teach you for free how to stop it because this post isn't about that.

I believe you've learnt one or two things from this post, don't forget to register for my forthcoming online seminar.

Succeed You Must.

© Johnspeak Uwangue a.k.a The Oracle
Motivator, HR Consultant, Talent Manager and Coach.

Lalasticlala mynd44 Seun

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Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by JohnspeakU(m): 7:00pm On Feb 12
Afterthought

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Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by AfricaGotTalent: 11:12pm On Feb 12
This is amazing. You always blow my mind. Lalasticlala needs to see this

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Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by free2ryhme: 7:30am On Feb 13
JohnspeakU:
4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them

By Johnspeak Uwangue (Motivator, HR Consultant, Talent Manager and Coach)

When some people hear the word politics what goes into their mind is politicians. Politics goes way beyond vying for public offices. Politics has entered into almost all the institutions you can think about. Is it in private organizations, government establishment and agencies, voluntary organizations and even religious organizations. Politics is now being played everywhere and most especially at workplaces. For you not to get burnt in the game of workplace politics or be at the receiving end, you must know the game of politics as well as how to play it.
Most people who always end up at the receiving end are those who think that they don't need to play it or know about it (the holier than Moses kind of people). In my forthcoming online seminar on DISCOVERING AND MAXIMIZING WORKPLACE TALENTS, I'm going to be teaching Participants more on the game of workplace politics as bonus tips (you don't want to miss it for any reason).

Today, I want to share with you just four out of the many workplace politics and how you can manage them so you don't get burnt.

- The Politics of Degrees/Institution
In this kind of politics, people form cliques according to the kind of University they attended or what they graduated with. In this kind, people who graduated from private universities always move and do things together while those who studied abroad also form cliques. Even those who graduated from government owned institutions go as far as forming cliques according to the ranking of their institution according to National University Commission or any other recognized bodies. And when these cliques are formed, individuals tend to do things to favour members of their cliques which is why qualified staffs outside cliques are robbed of things like promotion into key positions.

- The Politics of Numbers
You will be lying to yourself if you believe that most staffs in your workplace are not engaging in company rackets or deals. Financial numbers are being changed on a daily basis and the amount depends on the size as well as the financial strength of the organization. For instance, the kind of illegal deals going on in a medium scale company will be far different from that of an oil company or telecom company. In this politics of numbers, people form cliques according to how they connive to change company financial numbers. Some days ago, it went viral that a so called snake swallowed the huge sum of N36 million naira from a branch of the Joint admission and Matriculation Board. I don't need a soothsayer to know that the money wasn't stolen by the accountant alone (In few cases, the accountant may not be involved). Some employees (especially new comers) always make the mistake of trying to blow the whistle on people involved not knowing that in most cases, the head of the organization or department is the chairman of that clique.

People in this cliques always try to do things to favour members of their cliques which is why most hardworking staffs don't get promoted or enjoy other benefits because they are not members of the clique involved in distributing company's goodies. Oftentimes, when board members are told to recommend people by the headquarter, they only recommend someone in their clique that can help them to steal more.

- The Politics of Information
Most times, when new staffs are employed into an organization or transferred to a branch, they are often approached by top staffs of the company to help them with informations. Which is why it's always adviceable to mind the way you talk about your Bosses in the presence of new staffs because they might be the monitoring spirits sent to monitor your activities. In this kind of politics, who you report to will determine what will be accrued to you. Most bosses always use this method to monitor the activities of their staffs. But oftentimes, some cliques always find a way to lure them into their fold.

- The Politics of Relationship
In this kind of politics, something more than money or academic institution is involved and that is blood or sex. People who play this workplace politics are more confident in their dealings compared to the aforementioned because they are either related to the boss or are in a sexual relationship with them or some influential personality in the organisation. Haven't you wondered that despite some companies bosses knowing fully well that a particular employee is engaging in company racketeering, they still shield and promote them. This is to affirm the statement that "blood is thicker than water" and that sex is the second most binding tool after blood.

This game of politics is being played even in small businesses like restaurants or makeup studios. Workplace Politics can be stopped but I'm not going to teach you for free how to stop it because this post isn't about that.

I believe you've learnt one or two things from this post, don't forget to register for my forthcoming online seminar.

Succeed You Must.

© Johnspeak Uwangue a.k.a The Oracle
Motivator, HR Consultant, Talent Manager and Coach.

Lalasticlala mynd44 Seun

The politics of cabals

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Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by Swiftlee(m): 7:34am On Feb 13
Politics of coming to work early!
Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by emrain(m): 7:39am On Feb 13
True. Puśsy rustling everywhere....

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Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by kayuseful: 7:41am On Feb 13
great write-up

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Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by Darey00(m): 7:47am On Feb 13
This is so true on many levels...
If nothing else politics of numbers exist everywhere.... I should know, I've seen it too
Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by sunbbo(m): 7:51am On Feb 13
Nice one.

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Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by omofranyoung(m): 7:52am On Feb 13
Go and read how to swim with the shark without being eating alive.......and 48 laws of power. You will thank me

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Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by KingAdeOluomo1(m): 8:02am On Feb 13
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Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by megrimor(m): 8:15am On Feb 13
Buhari should have read this if only he could read
Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by JohnspeakU(m): 9:34am On Feb 13
AfricaGotTalent:
This is amazing. You always blow my mind. Lalasticlala needs to see this

Thanks. You blow my mind too for always commenting.
Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by JohnspeakU(m): 9:36am On Feb 13
kayuseful:
great write-up
Thanks boss
Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by steve6: 9:39am On Feb 13
Nice
Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by viash: 10:01am On Feb 13

Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by kennysympathy(m): 10:23am On Feb 13
JohnspeakU:
Afterthought

Talents goes way beyond music, comedy and dance. There are talents that are highly needed in the workplace that has great benefits when properly discovered and maximised.

Join me as I take you on a journey on DISCOVERING & MAXIMIZING YOUR WORKPLACE TALENTS.

WHO TO PARTICIPATE
- Undergraduates
- Employees
- Unemployed

VENUE: Whatsapp
TIME: 5:00PM
FEE: Contact for details
DATE: 24th February 2018

Tel: +2348029908026
07038853823
Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by djfabmusik(m): 11:19am On Feb 13
How do you deal with a situation where by a coworker tell your colleague that he will do anything for you to be sack?
Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by JohnspeakU(m): 11:30am On Feb 13
djfabmusik:
How do you deal with a situation where by a coworker tell your colleague that he will do anything for you to be sack?

Maybe you are not in his or her clique and you are posing as a threat.
Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by Daronyk(f): 12:19pm On Feb 13
Nice one
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Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by djfabmusik(m): 1:02pm On Feb 13
JohnspeakU:


Maybe you are not in his or her clique and you are posing as a threat.



he was employed a month ago and i have been there close to a year. one of the issue is that i don't take his instructions because he is going out of his duty which is to supervise and coordinate the pool bar, he is fond of doing eye service. what ever i am doing is the director i talk to but he wants to have a say in whatever i do which i always decline cos it's not his job. he was once a Dj and I think he is jealous too.
Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by djfabmusik(m): 1:04pm On Feb 13
JohnspeakU:


Maybe you are not in his or her clique and you are posing as a threat.


he was employed a month ago and i have been there close to a year. one of the issue is that i don't take his instructions because he is going out of his duty which is to supervise and coordinate the pool bar, he is fond of doing eye service. what ever i am doing is the director i talk to but he wants to have a say in whatever i do which i always decline cos it's not his job. he was once a Dj and I think he is jealous too.
Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by djfabmusik(m): 1:04pm On Feb 13
JohnspeakU:


Maybe you are not in his or her clique and you are posing as a threat.
he was employed a month ago and i have been there close to a year. one of the issue is that i don't take his instructions because he is going out of his duty which is to supervise and coordinate the pool bar, he is fond of doing eye service. what ever i am doing is the director i talk to but he wants to have a say in whatever i do which i always decline cos it's not his job. he was once a Dj and I think he is jealous too.
Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by djfabmusik(m): 1:05pm On Feb 13
he was employed a month ago and i have been there close to a year. one of the issue is that i don't take his instructions because he is going out of his duty which is to supervise and coordinate the pool bar, he is fond of doing eye service. what ever i am doing is the director i talk to but he wants to have a say in whatever i do which i always decline cos it's not his job. he was once a Dj and I think he is jealous too.
Re: 4 Workplace Politics You Should Know About & How To Manage Them by Emeka71(m): 3:22pm On Feb 13
Darey00:
This is so true on many levels...
If nothing else politics of numbers exist everywhere.... I should know, I've seen it too
I didn't know that politics exists in the office to that extent.

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