Office Politics: How To Befriend The Enemy After A Heated Battle

office politics Obama Romney get along with coworkers
office politics Obama Romney get along with coworkers



Forget the election, the showdown between President Obama and Gov. Romney was nothing compared to some of the leadership wars I've seen in corporate America. For those of us who have witnessed firsthand a fight for power over a project, division or high-profile initiative, we know this: When the battle is over and the winner has celebrated their victory with supporters, there is an unpleasant residue that must be dealt with. It's like a hangover, the flu bug and food poisoning all wrapped up into one nasty feeling: The need to work with the people who fought against you.

Both sides suffer this intense malady, which makes for a challenging road to effective collaboration.