We know that nothing stays the same for very long and in the current business environment you need to be prepared for the many changes that take place every day. Companies reorganize to stay profitable and marketable. Mergers and acquisitions are ever present. All these changes directly affect your career and your ability to thrive in the workplace.

How do you stay on top? Manage the politics!

Even if there is no imminent threat, you must never get too comfortable. Your boss could leave the company for any reason, and if he/she is the only person in the company who knows what you are doing, you are very vulnerable! Don’t let yourself get caught in this trap of complacency.

Here are 10 tips to manage the politics and stay on top in the workplace:

  1. Pay attention to who has the power and influence in your organization.
  2. Understand who controls the resources (budget, people etc.)
  3. Create a detailed list of these key stakeholders.