The best tip to managers why they can allow office politics. Many managers hate office politics. But avoiding them altogether may hold you back. If you’ve ever worked for a boss who lacked clout or credibility, you understand the risks.
As a manager, you’re responsible for building productive relationships throughout the office so you can influence people beyond your immediate sphere.
But you can avoid “playing politics” while building the influence you need.
Keep your efforts clearly focused on the ultimate good of the organization.
Work with others….
This is really good for mutual advantage, not just your own. And always conduct yourself according to your personal values, no matter what others do.
Source://Management Tip of the Day/HBR