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Office politics : how to thrive in a world of lying, backstabbing and dirty tricks / Oliver James.

By: James, Oliver, 1953- [author.].
Material type: TextTextLondon Vermilion, 2014 ©2013Edition: Paperback edition.Description: 277 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780091923969; 0091923964; 9780091923952.Subject(s): Office politics | Success in business | Psychology | Management | Interpersonal communicationDDC classification: 650.13 Summary: Success at work now depends less and less on how good you are at specific skills and more and more on office politics. Often thought of as a dirty word, office politics is in fact an inevitable part of working life and is a major contributor to a successful career. With only 11 per cent of people now employed in making things, such as the manufacturing industry, the great majority of us work in jobs where relationships are crucial. Intelligence tests account for about one quarter of how well people do in their careers; office politics skills accounts for most of the rest. Including real-life stories, questionnaires and advice based on science, this book provides a fascinating insight into the world of office politics.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A fascinating expose of office culture, in the style of the bestselling Affluenza , from popular psychologist Oliver James<br> <br> A fascinating expose of office culture, in the style of the bestselling Affluenza , from popular psychologist Oliver James <br> <br> The modern working world is a dangerous place, where game-playing, duplicity and sheer malevolence are rife. Do talent and hard work count for nothing? Is politics everything?<br> <br> In this fascinating expose, Oliver James reveals the murky underside of modern office life. With cutting-edge research and eye-opening interviews, he highlights the nasty practices that propel people to the top and shows how industries and cultures are fostering this behaviour.<br> <br> He then divulges strategies and techniques for not only surviving but thriving in these difficult environments. With the right mindset, you can distinguish and deal with toxic and overpromoted colleagues, charm your way through interviews and use office politics to your advantage.<br> <br> Office Politics will overthrow your perceptions of office life and set you on a new path to success.<br> <br> Oliver James trained and practised as a child clinical psychologist and, since 1988, has worked as a writer, journalist and television documentary producer and presenter. His books include Juvenile Violence in a Winner-Loser Culture , the bestselling They F*** You Up, Affluenza and Contented Dementia . He is a trustee of two children's charities- the National Family and Parenting Institute and Homestart.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Success at work now depends less and less on how good you are at specific skills and more and more on office politics. Often thought of as a dirty word, office politics is in fact an inevitable part of working life and is a major contributor to a successful career. With only 11 per cent of people now employed in making things, such as the manufacturing industry, the great majority of us work in jobs where relationships are crucial. Intelligence tests account for about one quarter of how well people do in their careers; office politics skills accounts for most of the rest. Including real-life stories, questionnaires and advice based on science, this book provides a fascinating insight into the world of office politics.

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