We all deal with drama no matter where we are. At home, school, on the streets, so the workspace is no exception. Back office politics have been part of the workplace for many moons now. Most of the time it’s in the form of what many people like to call”water cooler gossip.”
This will exist at every office. No office can go untouched of gossip. Here’s the thing, you don’t have to take part in gossiping about other coworkers at work. Just don’t waste your time dealing with lame, high school, and petty drama.
To avoid this, try removing yourself from the situation when it happens. For those who are new to the working world, here are ways to avoid office politics.
Step No. 1, just don’t get involved. The best and only way to really avoid having to deal with the back office politics is by not taking part in it. Just don’t get involved at all, no matter what.
Ignore the rumors. No matter where are you, people are going to say things about you. Ignore the rumors since that’s what they are, rumors. Ignore most of the gossip you hear about yourself since most people are just trying to get a reaction out of you, don’t give it to them. The way to get back at the gossips is to ignore them. They’re just looking to get
Don’t date anyone you work with. Most of the drama happens when coworkers start dating- then stop dating. Most work policies are against inner office romances so it’s not worth losing your job over. If companies don’t care, it still wouldn’t be the best idea.
The best way to avoid office politics is to pull yourself out of the gossip equation. There’s no reason for you to stoop to that level and gossip about your coworkers. Staying out of the drama will help make your workday go so much better and faster.