We received a warm feedback from a reader who experienced office politics.He offered to share his experience through the pages of his diary, written when he was working in a trading company based in China. This is the story of Sam 24, Belgian.
To preserve anonymity names have been changed.
The game I identify in my office is called Dilution. As I am too energetic and creative for the public sector, my bosses are used to dilute me in the group. It is easier to diminish me than to pressure the slow-motion-almost-frozen people.
I am no better than anyone else, but I can feel the discomfort of my bosses, and their resulting attitude is almost always the same. I am used to this situation and have created my own game called the Olympiad. I imagine objectives for myself and when my bosses get distracted, I achieve amazing results. I congratulate myself and here the years go by. Your book helped me a lot to name what is happening.