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Office politics are nearly inevitable if you work in an environment of two or more people. The dynamics of the workplace can even be vastly different between two colleagues of the same company. Although most the minds of most people immediately jump to the superior and subordinate relationship when they think of office politics, but in reality, there can be just as much if not more tension between your co-workers laterally.

Learning how to deal with various personality types and cultural backgrounds has likely been instilled in you from an early age. We learn by attending school and extracurricular activities that some personalities will clash while others will flourish together. Some things you can do to manage office politics include:

  • Building meaningful friendships with colleagues.
  • Remain calm, collected and professional during heated discussions.
  • Pick your battles

If you are dealing with a particularly turbulent office environment perhaps you should consider implementing a few of these tips from GetCRM: