In any company, there are the deliverables, goals, tasks, projects — and the politics. The good, the bad, and the ugly. In my career, I’ve worked in Fortune 100 corporations with an employee population from 52,000 to 235,000. Cities, if you will, with all of the associated neighborhoods, in-crowds, cool places to hang out, and the bad parts of town as well.
Often, how we successfully navigate our career is less dependent upon our personal work, our ability to think out of the box (or cube), and the tasks we deliver in favor of how well we get along with others. How we work the room. How we accommodate other people’s views on a subject.
It ain’t easy. Office politics are a minefield with little navigation insight for a Cubicle Warrior. And certainly few ‘Cube Rules’ to guide us along the way.
Well, help is on the way. Timothy Johnson, of Carpe Factum, has just published a book aimed right at this issue called GUST — The “Tale” Wind of Office Politics. The book advertises the following things to learn:
Right up our alley, right? I went right over to Amazon and ordered it. Review to follow.