Last week, we asked: How much of a role do office politics play in success at your workplace?
- Somewhat. Being able to play the game helps. — 49%
- A ton! It’s all about politics. — 42%
- Not at all. Success is based on merit. — 9%
Raises and promotions are based on merit? Not so fast! Over 9 in 10 people believe that playing office politics gives you at least a bit of an edge at their company. While I still might recommend letting your boss win a hole or two at golf, using office politics as a promotion method is just bad management no matter which way you score it.