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  •  Office politics are the worst. (5+ / 0-)

    I had a wonderful experience working in a corporate environment blissfully free of back stabbing and connivance, mainly because my very very smart boss would deal with it in the following manner:

    If someone had something negative to say about someone else, she would respond, "well, let me just ask Bob about that right now" and pick up the phone and in the most diplomatic way imaginable would ask the maligned person about the topic at hand, get their side of it (on speaker phone) and settle whatever the issue was then and there.

    If that wasn't adequate, she would then haul both parties into a private meeting and squelch it. She had no tolerance for interoffice BS and made it very clear that she thought of it as workplace pollution.

    Another thing she did, was if someone ever had the stupidity in a meeting to say something like "Some people think that . . " She would say -"Are you speaking for yourself? If you are speaking for yourself fine. But if you are speaking for unnamed people who will not talk to me themselves I have no interest".

    Brilliant woman.  

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 08:12:14 AM PST

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