Article I: Politics In The Workplace

Throughout a career that evolved over a period of almost 3 decades in the United Nations System, I have been a manager and advisor in the areas of Human Resources, Finances and General Administration. I consider myself an expert in the domains above and I am happy to be able to coach employees as well as graduating students at universities. While I highly recommend complementing experience with evolving expertise available on a continuous basis, I find that sharing actual experiences supported by case studies and concrete examples to be of great insight and food for thought. In articles that relate to my personal experiences working in the various countries, I hope to infuse my readers with the subtleties of the work environment. Being fascinated by the politics played in the workplace, this first series of articles are about this subject. I hope you take away something useful from it while enjoying the read.

Politics is one of those invisible forces behind actions and reactions that affect events in the workplace. Few of us take the time to look beyond our professional accomplishments and the very good and very bad memories of events that affected us all along our career path. From time to time though, something or someone may remind us of happenings then seemingly unimportant or insignificant only to realize how they influenced decisions that followed them. Workplace politics, which come in many forms, vary according to the style of those who use them to achieve objectives. That includes people inside the company as well as those exerting influence from the outside – practically everyone who has a role in making things happen. But the prevalent political style is usually set by a few decision makers at the top of an entity whose power percolates throughout the ranks. These people cannot make things happen on their own; they use the brains and intelligence of those they feel fit their mold in order to get things done in accordance with their wishes.

People view politics in the workplace very differently. Some relish their use, but you may have to scrutinize them closely to find that out. Whether or not they are very good at it they will rarely admit to what they’re doing. On the opposite side are those who do not like to play politics because it makes them feel uncomfortable, and those who are not even aware of workplace politics. They will tell you that it’s a dirty business that they want no part of. In truth, neither group may have complete knowledge of what politics mean in the workplace, or of how the various players practice them. Those with a good understanding of the concept use politics regularly and get the results expected, though maybe not always, since this is not a foolproof science. When too many people are involved in the process, the links do not always connect as they should, and more often than not there will be miscalculations and casualties.

Those who find themselves in the middle when a game is being played must either line up on one side or the other or be pushed aside. For example, if your boss is targeted for dismissal or demotion, you are sure to become an accessory to the implementation of this goal. You may be given credit you do not even deserve to show that your boss is not capable, or you may unfairly be associated with all the bad things he/she has done. Depending on how the tide turns, you could benefit from the political game, or if you are not vigilant enough to foresee events and position yourself, you might also wind up its victim. We do not enter a career deciding to stagnate in a given position. No matter how much you like what you do, at some point you will feel like moving on to explore other aspects of your profession or totally different challenges.

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There are a number of countries around the world that have a general election every few years; that is, of course, unless a snap election takes place. When an election take place, the general public will have the chance to vote for part that they believe will lead the country in the right way. Nowadays, it is easier than ever before for someone to find out about what each party stands for, and this is primarily due to the internet. In the past, one would have had to read a paper, watch TV, or to listen to the radio, for instance. But through being able to go online, it is no longer necessary for them rely on these sources of information. The only thing they will need is a device and from here, they can browse the web for all of the information that they need. Nonetheless, this doesn’t mean that this approach will work for everyone, as there are going to be people who still prefer the old way of doing things.

What this can come down to is that they might not know where to go online, or they could end up being overwhelmed by so much information. Thus, through listening to the radio or reading a paper, for instance, everything will be laid out for them. This will be a lot easier for them to handle, and they won’t have to worry about if they are being exposed to ‘fake news’. Yet, while this can be easier, this can cause them to miss out on a lot of information. One way of looking at this would be to say that these sources can’t cover everything, and that they only have time to talk about the things that are important. Another way of looking at this would be to say that these sources are biased, and this then defines what they do or don’t cover. It can then appear as though they are simply presenting the facts, but this is going to be nothing more than an illusion. Naturally, there are going to be people who are only too aware of how the mainstream media works, and this will be the reason why they look towards other sources.

This is going to mean that they will need to look into things for themselves and this will take more energy, but it is likely to give them a better understanding of what is going on. It could be said that this is the difference between buying food from an organic farm and buying it from a supermarket. The supermarket could be closer and it might be cheaper, but there is also the chance that a lot of what they buy won’t be as healthy. In the short-term, it will take more effort, but it will be worth it in the long-term. And through having so much information available, it can be easy for someone to end up being consumed by what is taking place. As far as they are concerned, this could be seen as an opportunity for them to have an effect on the direction that their country will take.

Through having this outlook, they might do everything they can do to make sure that the people around them also vote. This could a far as they will go, or they might share their views on social media. One could end up telling their ‘friends’ to vote for a certain party, or they could just tell them to make the most of this opportunity. But regardless of whether they talk about this on social media or not, this is likely to show that one has a clear idea of who they are going to vote for. The party they are voting for could just be seen as being slightly better than the others, or one could be amazed by what one party will do if they get into power. When one is not caught up in what is taking place and believes that one party is marginally better than the others, it could show that one has listened to the mainstream media and the alternative media.

Do Some People’s Childhoods Set Them Up To Be Drawn To Politics?

It would be easy for someone to come to the conclusion that more people are into politics than ever before. One reason for this is that so much of what is spoken about on social media relates to this area. If someone was to engage in black and white thinking, they could even believe that everyone is into this area. Yet if they were to use their ability to think, and didn’t get caught up in this type of faulty thinking, it would still be clear that this is no longer a fringe area. And although some people will just share things online, there will be others that have gone even further. Some of these people will describe themselves as activists, meaning that they will spend a lot of their time attending different rallies, amongst others things. For others, this will also include writing articles, making videos and giving talks.

There will even be a small amount of people who are hoping to move up the ladder and to become politicians. One way to look at the people that spend a fair amount of their time engaged in this area would be to say that they are simply people that care. Someone like this will have a clear sense that the world isn’t right and they will want to correct this. According to this, the greater their interest, the greater their sense will be that something isn’t right. However, even if this is what is running through their conscious mind, it doesn’t mean that what is taking place in their unconscious mind is not playing a part in all this. When it comes to what is taking place at a deeper level, in their unconscious mind, this will relate to things that they are not aware of. Said another way, one can believe that they are doing something for one reason, but this could be nothing more than an illusion.

Behind the reason/s that they say they are doing something could be a number of other reasons, and these reasons might not have anything to do with the reason/s they are consciously aware of. One way for someone to find out why they are really drawn to this area would be to connect to themselves and to see what comes up. This might not be as easy as it would be for them to go inside a house and to see what’s in there, though, as it could take a while for them to really tune into how they feel. One will be getting out of their head and going into their body; this is where they will be able to connect with their emotional reason/s for why they do what they do. If one is carrying a lot of emotional pain and has disconnected from their body in order to protect themselves from this pain, it could take a while for them to reconnect to it.

One thing they may need to do is to reach out for external support, so that they can work through this pain. Meditating a few times a week can also help them to detach from their mind and to be more objective. Anyway, through engaging in this work, one can gradually find out if they are really aware of why they are drawn to this area. If they were to find out that they are not doing it for the reason/s they thought they were, it will allow them to direct their time and energy towards the things that do matter to them. Still, it could be said it is unlikely that someone like this would take this route, due to the fact that they will probably be so caught up in what is taking place externally. Like someone who is eating their favourite food; they could be completely immersed in what is going on and have absolutely no desire to change. It is then not going to matter if they are unaware of the reason/s why they are behaving in this way.

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When people want to find out about what is taking place locally and globally, they often look to the mainstream media to inform them. This could be seen as a normal part of living in the modern-day world. But while this has been the way for so long, it is it beginning to change and this is due to the internet. There are people who are no longer look towards the mainstream media to inform them and this is because they want to do their own research. And as we all have a brain and the ability to think, it is important for us to use it and to come to our own conclusions. This is not to say that the media always has a hidden agenda, as it is not this black and white. But to say that the media is there to simply inform the public and that is on their side would also be inaccurate. At times, what they are focusing on could accurately reflect what is taking place but there is always a reason why they focus on one thing and not another.

Brexiters Will Come To Regret Rejecting May’s Deal

I am a leaver. Obviously I will take some great pleasure in this arduous phase being over and watching the remainder walkathon as they’re visited with much-deserved karma for their obstructionism – which is in part responsible for the failure of this process. But no deal is by no means a success. The failure of the Article 50 process merely starts another process of negotiation and another fierce political battle. One where the UK is excluded from a number of pivotal markets and will find itself putting out brushfires all over the shop. At that point, the EU will have a gaping hole in its customs frontier which is a major liability that threatens to weaken the single market, undermining the sovereignty of the EU. Brexiteers assume that our departure leaves a gaping hole in EU finances which will change EU attitudes considerably. This is a major miscalculation in that the £39bn was never a lump sum, nor is it an especially large figure in terms of EU income. The EU’s first priority will be to address the frontier problem in Ireland.

The assumption that because the EU loses an important export market it will face internal pressure to soften its stance underestimates how seriously the EU views the threat of an unpoliced border without formal arrangements with the EU. In the first instance, the UK remains aligned in most senses so the immediate risks are minimal – so through a mix of fudges and waivers, the EU can stave off the installation of customs facilities for the interim. That is time enough to gradually tighten the noose at Calais and step up the process of freezing the UK out of lucrative services markets – enough for it to hurt. The obvious reality that seems to escape Brexiteers is that the EU is a trade superpower with greater clout than us but also one that places greater value on its founding ideals than it does commercial expediency. It has taken the necessary unilateral measure to safeguard its own immediate interests so those mythical pleas from “German carmakers” will fall on deaf ears.

More likely the EU will face demands not to allow the UK any competitive advantages while EU firms hoover up our share of the EU market. The question, therefore, is how long the Johnson administration can withstand the onslaught of negative economic signals and the manifestation of real job losses. But that’s karma for you. The Telegraph, Spectator and the rest of the Tory blob have played up the idea that May’s withdrawal agreement is a customs union when in fact the requirement is alignment with the rules of the Union Customs Code. It may not have been what the Brexiteers had in mind but the simple truth is that we would end up in any circumstances aligning with the EU both on regulation and tariffs because it is in our interests anyway. For now, the Brexiteers have the power and they think they’ve won. They seem to think that Brexit day is the end of the matter where we move on to other things. Sadly this is not the case. Our external relations are a continuum and there is no endpoint.

Leaving without a deal only ensures the road to a new normal is longer and harder and much, much more costly. The power then ends up back in the hands of those who never wanted Brexit in the first place who’ll be keen to undo as much of the damage as possible. The economic imperative will override the fundamental democratic argument underpinning Brexit. That is the essential problem here in that this is very much a “Tory Brexit”, seeing Brexit as a Trojan horse for a radical economic experiment rather than something worth doing for a principle. Though no deal is a collective failure on the part of our media and politics, the ultimate responsibility will lie with Boris Johnson and to a large extent Dominic Cummings – who favored bluster and bluff over knowledge. From the outset, they’ve viewed this as a game of 3D chess necessitating plots, schemes, gambits, and trickery when all it really demanded was for the UK to agree on a coherent position and work with the EU to deliver it.

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Non Standard Home Insurance Policy

Make favorable your Vacation Property Insurance insurance coverage policy includes Householders Liability of at the very least ? Two, 000,000 of cover. For relevant instance, a couple of getaway property insurance plan policies actually do not safeguard non residents. Of all refer to your holiday residence insurance strategy broker that the application of Important Safes is adequate. Various various other vacation home insurance ideas could specify that they could cover exactly the items not in the property. Various other vacation escape Non Standard Home Insurance policy plans run in an in contrast design whereby they cover the outside yet not the within of. You shouldn’t pick the respected vacation home insurance providers which have too many responsibilities to please. Have you in fact taken a drive down an area road and saw in fact enchanting residences with thatched roofing systems? They undoubtedly are lovely but what you do not know is that the men and females who own these homes commonly have an adversary of a time wishing to acquire insurance for their precious houses.

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Given that it is without a doubt just a house yet with a roof that is much cuter compared to you can ever before imagine, you could potentially reflect why of class. Again, you need to recognize that it is that incredibly roofing that often tends to make it so hard for these houses to acquire licensed for insurance plan. View, those decidedly lovely thatched roof coverings are fire dangers that could spark with one mistaken shift. That implies no a great deal a lot more thatched roof covering and in worst case circumstances, no a lot more home. It actually is an unfavorable state of events however you higher envision that those houses have undeniably missing into flames in a lot greater than one specific occasion. It is for this exceptionally purpose that some common insurance policy providers all out rubbish to supply thatched property insurance to the entrepreneurs of these lovely homes.

It ought to be mentioned that they will decline to supply insurance protection considering that there is an exceptionally sizable chance that these houses can climb flames which implies they will certainly get rid of money in the procedure. It seems a little heartless yet you need to rely on that that is just how it functions in the world of insurance plan suppliers. There may perhaps be a ray of lighting for thatched roofed residential properties proprietors. They will experience the home with a great toothed comb and will give you a quote mainly based on just what you need so that you get the best strategy possible. They could also firmly insist that you establish some smoke alarm or have the ones that are already installed examined. Another concern that they could have a search at are the electrical wiring in the home just to make certain that there are no subjected wired that might be the catalyst for a residential property fire.

These are needed precautions that will certainly function in the favor of the homeowner as well simply because experience it, simply because of the fact you have insurance does not suggest that you wish your home to burn down. Purchase a house owners insurance coverage which includes the structure in addition to the materials – in any sort of various other case a home fire might paralyze your family members finances for several years. Gone are the moments of efficient print exclusions, public viewpoint has actually encouraged insurance protection firms to have print no smaller compared to typically utilized in a newspaper. This has actually now made household insurance coverage companies competing for the customer dollar never ever extra affordable. Due to the broad variant in policies, this article is to be taken as a common info simply, increasing points to verify to your policy where relevant. Don’t consider given the complying with indicate be covered in your brand-new protection, test initially earlier compared to you authorize.

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