David Frankel is a managing partner of the consultant firm Slingstone Group and he lists five signs that workplace politics are threatening your organization:

  • An individual’s personal rewards do not align with organizational rewards.
  • There is a “system” that needs to be worked, and the best navigators are rewarded.
  • Urgency takes a back seat to process, and the stakeholders in the status quo become threatened by change.
  • People who do not regularly produce results don’t get fired or reprimanded.
  • The average employee has little knowledge of and visibility into the company’s decision-making.