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Think of office politics, and you likely picture backstabbing power grabs or furtive handshakes in dimly lit corridors. But you can make office politics work for you in a good way.

Find out how to promote yourself and your projects, fairly, with our articles, 7 Ways to Use Office Politics Positively and Finding Your Allies.

Office politics can be a cause of tension and conflict in teams, but you can discover strategies for dealing with this in our article, Bell and Hart’s Eight Causes of Conflict.

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A Final Note

Some people are willing to take unfair advantage of others to get what they want. But it doesn't mean that you have to play dirty, too. There are ways that you can use "good" politicking to advance your career or to win support for your projects.

Next week, you can explore whether it's better to "go public" early with an innovative proposal, or to stay "under the radar" until you have fully developed your idea.

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