• Jennifer Duckworth

How to navigate office politics when there is no office!

Updated: Nov 23, 2020

We all recognise that the global pandemic has totally altered our working environment and social landscape, particularly for those who used to go to an office every day.

Without a shared space for work, our social interactions are much reduced, and so are the opportunities to engage in political tactics, such as impression management or subtle manipulation.

a fascinating look at the dark side of human behaviour

This short Harvard Business Review article takes a fascinating look at the dark side of human behaviour and asks whether our shift to virtual working and use of technology has helped to reduce unconscious bias, nepotism, showboating and the ‘soft’ power of informal networks.

It also suggests that there are 3 key opportunities that the shift to remote working presents, and describes how we can leverage these to be politically successful at work.

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