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Your Next Role by Niamh O'Keeffe

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Politics: stack the odds in your favour

1 Learn to read the organisation

Politics are an everyday reality in the workplace and no more so than when managers are jostling competitively for a promotion. Capability alone will not be enough to get you promoted. In order to stack the odds in your favour, you will also need to be able to read the promotion politics of your organisation.

Think about reading the organisation in terms of what is being said ‘above the surface’ and what is happening ‘below the surface’. For example, your human resources department may explain to you the formal process of how to get promoted, and ...

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