“Office politics are bloody-minded, but weak on content.”
– Mason Cooley
Sometimes when I work with executives I find that some don’t really like the politics involved.
It’s that whole thing of “I’d get a lot more done if it weren’t for all the other people!”, you know?
While one could argue the fact that if this is the case then they probably shouldn’t be in that position.
You could take the time to develop the conversational skills required, but I’m sure you’ve got other skills and talents that’ll come in handy.
So, what to do?
If you can then you should definitely partner up.
Find someone who:
1) Shares your values.
2) Is good at conversing with people.
3) Is interested in navigating the politics of it all.
You should be very honest with yourself about this though. It might turn out that you’re not interested in working with others. In which case you’re in the wrong business altogether.
There’s nothing wrong with this realization. At least now you can look at what to do instead. There’s no sense in working against something that only ends up frustrating you.
Save up some money and start your own business or invest in other’s. There are about 7 billion possibilities out there.
However, please understand that whatever you choose to do you’ll probably end up having to (or rather, getting to) work with people in one way or another.
Just make sure it’s something you actually feel is worth your time and effort.
Have a kick-ass ₢eative day!