18 Service Pillars: Stay Clear of Politics

September 24, 2018

Politics exist everywhere.  

It is easy to get pulled into someone else’s cause, especially when you feel it is just or worthy.  However, the best way to win a fight is to not get in one to begin with.  Politics at a customer site can almost never end in a positive result for a consultant.

That is why this service pillar is so important: Stay Clear of Politics.

We have a few great examples and lessons to learn from them about politics. When it comes to the current political climate, there is a level of passion involved on each side. Once you become involved in a discussion, it can be difficult - if not impossible - to extricate yourself once ensnared.

Once involved with workplace politics, or even once you become just a little bit too close, it is easy to become collateral damage.

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