OFFICE POLITICS: THE NEW GAME - De-layering, team-playing, the coaching craze, relentless training schemes and instant e-mailing ..

OFFICE POLITICS: THE NEW GAME - De-layering, team-playing, the coaching craze, relentless training schemes and instant e-mailing .. - Such changes demand a radical rewrite of the office Machiavelli's manual. Devil's advocate Guy Browning is here to oblige (above). Judi James, for the office angels, says: Don't go there (below).

by Guy Browning and Judi James

Such changes demand a radical rewrite of the office Machiavelli's manual. Devil's advocate Guy Browning is here to oblige (above). Judi James, for the office angels, says: Don't go there (below).

HOW TO PLAY THE MODERN WAY

There are three kinds of people in business: the competent, the incompetent and the political. The competent rise on merit, the incompetent rise because of a shortage of competent people, and the political rise by taking credit from the competent while blaming the incompetent. This is as it always was in the past and as it will be till the crack of doom (which the political will blame on the incompetent). Other aspects of working life are changing fast, though. Here are the new office politics for survival in today's work jungle.

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