Among all those switching jobs, 30% do it because of organizational politics as primary or atleast a considerable reason. With increasing competition and a race to survive in the professional environment, organizational politics has become an obvious factor affecting workforce and work productivity.
Since organizational politics is not in control of an individual employee – even if he is affected or not – a much better approach to prevention is changing your own dynamics. There are three important factors which can help you prevent from prevailing organizational politics.
1. Stay occupied with work: The fact is that an idle person has more probability to contribute in or become culprit of organizational politics. We need to make sure that we are sufficiently occupied with work. This will help us stay focused toward work and ignore the unnecessary stimuli in the environment.
2. Stay away from socializing: This does not mean that you isolate yourself but socializing on workplace should be of professional nature and should be restricted to work only. Keeping distance with your peers, juniors and seniors helps alot.
3. Be an eliminator: Being part of a big team, it is not possible to completely avoid negative hypes, news and stories within the organization. But what is possible – and a responsibility as an ethical employee – is that you do not escalate or spread out such negative pieces of information, but absorb and ignore them. The more ignorance you will show, the less likely it would be that you become culprit of organizational politics.
So staying occupied, limited professional socializing and ignoring negative stimuli are the three factors which can help you prevent from organizational politics and focus on your workplace objectives.