In a recent conversation with a candidate for the next election, she told me she thought politics as a career is a lot less ‘political’ than working in the corporate world.
Her reasoning was that you already know what people stand for if they’re politicians. Their parties, policies and platforms tell you what they believe to be important.
In contrast, individuals in organisations often have hidden agendas. We may not know what their beliefs or real goals are, or what’s important to them.
As a result, political games are more subtle and insidious at work than in the political sphere.
I’d like to know what do you think.
Could there be more politics in your workplace than in parliament? And if so, why do you think that is?
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