Workplace politics are frustrating.
Steve and Jennifer were up for the same promotion and Jennifer was clearly more qualified for the position. But Steve got the job. It turns out that Steve’s father-in-law was the CEO of the company. Enough said.
Workplace politics is the process and behavior within human interactions involving power and authority.
When this influence is used to promote personal agendas over the mission, it divides the organization’s mission. Divided interests cause the organization to become “political” in nature, and its effectiveness quickly declines.
Churchplace politics are similar and equally frustrating.