Many workers are so focused on managing their relationships with their bosses that they overlook or underestimate the importance of collegial relationships. Office alliances are vital in a team-oriented environment and reveal much about your work style. Are you overly critical? Spend too much time dishing at the water cooler? Disconnected from your officemates altogether? But these very factors can determine whether, say, your officemates will back up your big ideas or undermine your leadership on a key project. If managed carefully, your work buddies can help propel your career, say Janice Reals Ellig and William J. Morin, authors of Driving the Career Highway. They offer some important tips for, yes, exploiting those relationships for your long-term success.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
I Thought I'd Found My Dream Apartment, but Instead I Got Conned
You think you could never fall for a scam—until you do.
Amazon Announces Paternity Leave and Extended Maternity Leave for Its Employees
The latest news on the paid-leave front.
Exclusive: Sophia Amoruso Shares Her Photo Diary from the #GirlBoss Book Tour
Signings, selfies, tattoos, froyo pit stops, and everything in between.
7 Non-Annoying Money Tips You Haven't Heard from Your Mom
Because sometimes you need to hear it from an expert.