How to handle Office Politics

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  1. Nijasav

    Nijasav IL Hall of Fame

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    Frineds, give tips to handle the office politics. My close friend is in so much tension. He is newly joined ( he is going to complete 1 year) in the company. Mean to say the old staff thought that she will be promoted to Manager, but the company recruited my friend and appointed as Manager.

    Now the politics started, noone is cooperating in the company. In the beginning i always adviced him to be quiet and patient and friendly, but no use.

    One particular state people were more in that company and they are not cooperating and always complains about him to higher officials

    My friend is fed up. His family life also affected a lot. He hardly smiles, but forced to stick in job for family needs. His wife is nice lady and kids also too sweet. His wife is working, so she tells him to leave the job.
    But i adviced him to look for another job and then leave this job,,,

    What you say ILs?
    How to handle this situation?
    How to make the other staffs to cooperate?
    Or
    is he has to leave the job?
     
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  2. Mahajanpragati

    Mahajanpragati Platinum IL'ite

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    well,your friend need to see what he values more peace of mind or a job which is creating so much stress.
    start looking for change .
    if one person is against him he could cope but how will he cope with a group.he did try to adjust but things are not working out so its better to go for change.
     
  3. Nijasav

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    Thanks for FB Mahajanpragati, but getting a job is not a easy thing nowadays. And also searching a job, when you are in job is also values more instead of trying for a job after resigning.

    His wife is really very nice lady, she fully supports him.
     
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    Can't he talk about things to someone in office? Say someone in HR, his supervisor or anybody. Ask him to gather all relevant data and talk to the person-in charge with adequate proofs.

    This is quite a common situation where in someone young and new is appointed at a higher position.
     
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    rathiprasad Silver IL'ite

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    he has to observe, listen and strategize. communication is very important. have one-on-one with each member to understand each person's game from which you can gather the whole agenda of the team. work with each member on a separate basis. constant interaction and communication will break up the team.
    he has to be strong and put on a poker face..be diplomatic at all times but also be firm.directives are to be followed.
    at the same time have team meetings and team unity actions. report only positives to upper management.
     
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    I hope for the children's sake at least, better sense prevails and the wife does not go along with this plan. Good paying jobs are not easy to come by, especially in the current economic climate.

    Her husband needs to stick to his job and act like a responsible family man.
    Now that he has a family, he needs to consider what's best for his family and he mustn't allow his personal feelings to cloud his judgment and plunge his family into financial trouble.

    In my opinion, it's alright for him to quit after he's found a better potential job - but not before that.

    I speak so strongly because I know of a family who's very close to ours, who went through a similar family crisis - and tragically never recovered.
     
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    cpriya0 New IL'ite

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    He needs to handle his emotions intelligently. We call it emotional intelligence. This is not the time for him to reel under stress and disappointment, though I understand it is easier said than done. Politics exist anywhere, so quitting the job is not going to be a solution, nevertheless! Let him handle it. Let his talk to people and find out how he can be of help. Even enemies can become friends if we handle them the right way. If it still does not work out, then there's always the HR he can report to. He can take it across to the higher Manager, but that should be only the last try, because if word gets around the environment might turn more hostile.
     
  8. Nijasav

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    Thanks for all FBs.
    He is in charge for UAE country, mean to say Country manager.
    He is not complaining to MD since he thinks that is childish. He gave increment to staffs and he gave bonus, but no use.
    The other staff wants to be manager and does all the damage for his image.
     

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