At the most fundamental level, ‘politics’ is a word describing social relations involving authority or power. In other words, they are just a fact of human life. But for many women, in particular, office politics have a very negative connotation.
At a recent event for SWITCH – a networking group for senior women in the transformation and change space – executive coach Alison Temperley, facilitated a workshop about how women can become more politically savvy. Here she talks to Sophie Johnson, Principal Consultant for Transformation and Change at WBMS, about why politics is such a hot topic and how women can approach it in with a more positive mindset.