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That is if comments made by Peter Freeth of Revelation Consulting are anything to go by, as he believes this issue has a negative impact on the overall wellbeing of a workforce.
Mr Freeth explained that office politics is responsible for increased levels of both absenteeism and staff turnover because it serves only to create a professional environment that many people find "unbearable".
"A company itself is affected when promotions are given based on politics rather than merit or ability - and when the company suffers, all staff are affected," he added.
The expert went on to say that productivity gets stunted by politics as individuals quickly lose motivation and enthusiasm for their role, meaning their performance drops down to the minimum level required for them to complete the most basic aspects of their job.
Posted by Francesca Witney
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