Feb 24, 2011
A friend of mine recommended this book called Stop Workplace Drama, and just the title got me thinking. I recall many years ago when working in several very large organizations how much time, energy, and focus was lost day by day when office politics and turf battles captured so much attention. I remember spending hours writing carefully crafted e-mails to defend my case on some internal conflict tossed my way. It’s a huge productivity sink. This book claims to show how to create a culture that avoids that. Tell me if you find the book useful.
The other book in this space I highly recommend is The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey (the son of the 7-Habits author). Stephen does a fantastic job of showing the incredible degree of efficiency you can gain if your organization uses trust as a common currency for business interactions, and how to achieve that.
If you find hours per week are lost on senseless office drama and politics, find a solution.