We work to make a living or quench the thirst for passion. Your passion and profession might be the same or different. Your occupation would be your choice or someone else’s pressure. But how you cope with the situation in your office is all up to you. But how to deal with the politics in office? When we talk about wellness, occupational wellness is the prime aspect that we need to deal with because that’s where you spend the major part of your life. Hence we address the first and prime aspect of wellness – occupational wellness, of which office politics is the toughest to tackle.
Politics in office
Office politics can have different faces and aspects. The most common aspects that we are dealing with today are listed below.
- Credit stealing
If we look at it closely, each aspect can be dealt with, if you approach with a calm and clear mind. By the end of this post, you will know how to. Follow these simple steps to stay away from politics in the office.
1. Keep your professional relations within limits
It is common for people working together to develop a good friendships. But always keep your relationships within the limits because it might not take so long for the relations to change. Hence if you are crossing the professional boundary, the possible tiff in your personal life might seep into your professional space.
2. Build positive work relations
The space where you work has an immense influence on your behavior as the vibes that you are sitting around is longer than anywhere else. Building loyalty and credibility is important to gain trust which in turn helps you in keeping the politics at bay
3. Stay away from gossip groups
In every office there would be gossip spreaders, gossip mongers and listeners. Quite often than not, the listeners become the scapegoat as the gossip mongers and spreaders are experienced in deviating the attention. Hence if you confront a gossip group, cordially yet deftly bid adieu to the vibe.
4. Build your confidence
Be it office or workspace, bullying is unavoidable. How you deal with the bullies and how you let them affect your confidence is important. Primarily, you must insulate yourself from gaslighting that the bullies are qualified for. They will try to break your confidence and slowly feed on your insecurities. But this is possible only till you let it. Always stay focussed on your work and work to develop your self-worth.
5. Keep all communications documented
When it comes to politics in office, credit theft is another evil that you cannot escape. But you can raise your voice if needed provided you have kept all communications and activities recorded. This enables you to have the proof for the arguments that you raise.
Politics in office is something that has been happening for decades and might continue for decades to come. While you cannot expect an absolute detour from the scenario, with the tips given above, you can keep them at bay to a great extent. Try them in your corporate space and let us know your experience. For more ideas and tips for holistic living join our holistic wellness community. Keep following Rakhi Jayashankar and Holistic Wellness with RJ.