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.