Office politics is a fact of life. So the sooner you accept it, and learn how to play it, the better.
Trust me, it doesn’t matter where you go, there will always be office politics. It would be best for you to know how to deal with it like a champ.
The term politics generally has a bad association in our minds. Break down the word and you get poly, or “many”, and tics, or “blood-sucking parasites”. One could argue that some government politics can be defined in just that fashion.
Even with my small team of staff, or when I deal with clients, there is always some….