Office politics necessary for career growth

Office politics necessary for career growth

Many employees may not agree upfront, but office politics is a necessary evil for career growth, a survey has revealed.

More than half of workers interviewed for the survey by staffing firm Robert Half International said that involvement in office politics is at least somewhat necessary to get ahead in career. For the survey, more than 400 office workers in the US were asked, “In your opinion, what effect, if any, does involvement in office politics have on one’s career?”

Around 15 per cent of the workers said office politics was very necessary to get ahead, while 41 per cent of the respondents said that it was somewhat necessary, according to the poll. “There is some degree of politics at play in virtually every organisation,” the media quoted Max Messmer, the CEO of Robert Half International, as saying.

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