OFFICE POLITICS – AS IN THE DAYS OF CHRIST.
Office Politics is understood to be about Factions- Faction- meaning -a clique (often secret) that seeks power, usually through intrigue. Intrigue-meaning -making secret plans to do something illicit or detrimental to someone. **This, therefore, suggests politicking may involve working with difficult people. This would therefore require being cautious and very discerning.
*Bad Politicking- Open manipulators- Mark 12:35-40 MSG “While he was teaching in the Temple, Jesus asked, “How is it that the religion scholars say that the Messiah is David’s ‘son,’ when we all know that David, inspired by the Holy Spirit, said, God said to my Master, “Sit here at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.” “David here designates the Messiah ‘my Master’—so how can the Messiah also be his ‘son’?”
The large crowd was delighted with what they heard. He continued teaching. . “Watch out for the religion scholars. They love to walk around in academic gowns, preening in the radiance of public flattery, basking in prominent positions, sitting at the head table at every church function. And all the time, they are exploiting the weak and helpless.
The longer their prayers, the worse they get. But they’ll pay for it in the end.” •
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