My good friend Sarav Bhatia recently wrote an article on the importance of company politics in relation to the careers of technical people. It is a great read.

If we care about our day to day happiness and the quality of our experiences at our jobs and the places we live in, politics is an unavoidable tool we must learn to utilize effectively. If you want a great job, chances are you already have that job, you just need to be willing to navigate the political structure of your company to mold your current job into the job you want to keep.

However, if you want to remain disinterested in the politics of your organization or what to “stay out of it”, than you should accept the fact that you’re just a passenger on a boat going somewhere and you really don’t know where that place is.

Check out Sarav’s article here.