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My Dear Friends,

After serving a huge heavy chemical manufacturing industry in South Tamil Nadu for more than 31 years, I opted for voluntary retirement to start up my own Life Improvement Mind Engineering (LIME) from November 2011.

I occupied vital posts in my erstwhile organization and worked as Executive Secretary to Senior Vice President - the Unit Chief. I was with the Management in 3 wage settlements and 5 bonus settlements. I was in addition to my job handled three vital departments - Administration - Public Relations - Transport. As the person next to Sr.VP, I handled labor, Unions, Politicians, Big Brothers of Local Villagers, Government Officials and more importantly the conflicts among HODs.

I have been toying with an idea of creating a PPT on office politics which is prevalent in almost all the establishments and now I have done that for the information and benefit of my friends here. I am sure sharing my experience on the subject will benefit my friends.

Warm Regards.

Ganesh Ramachandran
30th July 2012 From India, Tiruppur

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A comprehensive and thorough study on office politics.
It's really a good job.When I read through the material, I felt as if someone from my office
had prepared this.Thanks for sharing such a vital source of knowledge.
31st July 2012 From India, chennai
Very well put together. One can see clearly your years of experience in the corporate world has resulted in this wonderful piece. However I am afraid how many will actually follow. Bosses allow/permit others to play politics knowing fully well that it is harmful and futile.
In Indian context, where we try to build rapport first (relationship-oriented culture), will make it all the more difficult to stop office politics. As you have rightly said, it should start with the boss himself/herself.
Thanks a lot for a wondeful presentation.
31st July 2012
Thank you Doctor Durga..... These few words clearly show your mind and experience. I am basically a psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist taken up Administration .... The present day cut throat competition vying for position and remuneration paves way for ugly politics.
We cannot banish this altogether but guard ourselves against the onslaught.
Ganesh Ramachandran
31st July 2012 From India, Tiruppur
O!!!! Thank you Angelin. You have taken few precious moments of yours to view my presentation and comment. I need comments from people like you,. Regards. ganesh ramachandran
31st July 2012 From India, Tiruppur
Dear Ganesh Ji,
Thank You very much - for the wonderful ppt on office politics.
But the content is very much boss centric.
It would be really nice to see the employee part in politics and how to avoid them.
Rest good stuff.
1st August 2012 From India, Mumbai
My dear Mr.Rao,
I have specifically prepared this for Managers who can and should control and contain or even banish the ugly office politics. HR and Admin Executives who are at the helm of affairs are the ones having responsibility on this score. People at the lower cadre will be like that only. I have also highlighted the employee part also again from the Management angle.
I thank you very much for your kind commets.
With warm regards,
Ganesh Ramachandran
1st August 2012 From India, Tiruppur
Sir, It is very good presentation on ugly office politics normally found in every office. karam
1st August 2012 From India
This presentation is absolutely for Corporates.Its our pleasure to get this presention through Mr.Ganesh Ramachandra.
Thanks a lot for Sharing with us.......it really helps a lot to improve our Company. Wonder full Job.....
1st August 2012 From India, Calcutta
Very enriching post sir. Plz share some guiding behaviours for the subordinates also for avoiding politics at workplace. Regards Shweta
1st August 2012 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Great and amzing job..you have put your experience , learnings in these words...where each word speaks a true story... all the very best or your future ahead.
1st August 2012 From United Kingdom, Leeds
Those who appreciate my Presentation are not ordinary people. They are highly educated, experienced and are occupying pivotal positions in various renowned organizations across the country. Hence I value these appreciations very much and keep close to my chest.
My work is honored this way by my friends. How nice of them O my respected fraternities!!
ganesh ramachandran
1st August 2012 From India, Tiruppur
Wherever human minds are at work, there will be ego clashes, politics, skulduggery, gravedigging and so on.... As some of our learned friends have mentioned above, this has been in existence since time immemorial. If we are self-conscious, we can avoid getting into the cesspool called office politics, and try to stay neutral...
I too have worked for over 40 years but always steered clear of office politics and came out unscathed..... one has to be diplomatic,and try to avoid getting trapped into groups....
Presentation was very good indeed.... Good for the youngsters...... For elders, they can reminisce and savour their own past !
1st August 2012 From India
Now to top it all... I have received this post from you as response.. A person having put in 40 years of service not getting entangled in office politics.. wow... I am really blessed to get acquainted with people like this.
Very kind of you, Sir. Appreciation from a person of your stature... yes.. I have done something great.
With warm regards,
Ganesh Ramachandran
Founder: Life Improvement Mind Engineering (LIME)
WEB: R.Ganesh | NLP Trainer | Counsellor | Hypnotherapist | Reiki Healer | Life Improvement Mind Engineering

1st August 2012 From India, Tiruppur
Really superb Sir,
I am proud to be a member in citehr along with eminent personalities.
I downloaded your presentation and marking copy to all my colleagues.
Thank You to Citehr & special thanks to Shri Ganesh Ramachandran.
Manager - Industrial Relations.
L&T Ltd.,.
1st August 2012 From India, Rajamahendri
Hi Ganesh the PPT is really good and it just hits the bulls eye... good efforts wish all the best in your new career... and all success to LIME.
1st August 2012 From India, Madras
Dear Ganesh Sir, It is really wonderful ppt. One of the best posts in CiteHR. It compelled me to ponder and introspect. i will keep/repeat it and try to practice also. Thanks a lot !!
1st August 2012 From India, Delhi
Really good one Ganesh ji. The matter was shared in simple words yet in an effective manner.
1st August 2012 From India, Mumbai
Dear Ganesh Sir,
Excellent presentation, I don't know how much time takes me to overcome from the office politics. At least from this presentation I will escape/avoid falling into the politics.
Thankyou very much
Tks & Rgds
1st August 2012 From India, Karur
Mr.G. Ramachandran..........after a long time I have come across with excellent stuff, its complete package of office politics and solution thereon, really touched my heart. You have wide experiece of human psychology in corporate culture......thank you sir.
2nd August 2012 From India, Mumbai
Dear Sir, I salute you for the excellent information shared from your experience.I had experienced most of the the instances that you have mentioned in your presentation. Hope other HR/Administrative professionals too..I wish i would have associated with you as your team member earlier.... it would have been a learning opportunity for budding executives like me... Good Luck for your LIME.
HR Professional
2nd August 2012 From India, Madras
Good presentation sir. By following the simple steps bosses can create a conducive environment at workplace. Lakshmi
2nd August 2012 From Singapore, Singapore
Dear Ganesh,
Thanks for sharing this valuable ppt. When i am reading this, i was feeling that somehow it is related to my office life. Most important was politics- my suggestion related to his is always change the employee place or change responsibility. My mind say 'the game of politics start from the old mind or doing same kind of job from long year'.
3rd August 2012 From India, Mumbai
Dear Shri Ganesh Ramachandran,

Your presentation is an excellent compendium about politics in organizations.

The last 10 and odd slides are like an icing on the cake, suggesting the remedy for every shortcoming.

Perhaps the following additions might also benefit the readers.

Stephen Covey’s Emotional Bank Account, particularly the fifth deposit of “ Loyalty to people not present” to

avoid slander, should be inculcated across the organization.

Citing a reference from the great Thirukkural,

In the Adhikaram on ‘avoiding slander’ 10 gems can be found (Kural no 181 to 190).

We will see one kural (couplet).

Kann ninru kann ara sollinum Sollarka

Munn ninru pin nokka soll

Speaking harshly face to face is a far better behavior than speaking at one’s back.

Again ‘paiyanil sollamai’ adhikaram mentions ten kurals ( couplets).

As a sample the last one goes thus:

Solluga Sollin Payanudaiya; Sollarka

Sollin Payanila Soll

Speak only useful words. Avoid useless and worthless words.

Some printer’s devil has crept in the first two slides.

Permit me to mention the small corrections.

I am sure that the first half of the sentences give the intended spelling or meaning .

Slide 1 Ugly Politics instead of Ugly Polytics

Slide 2 Every one got their own Agenda instead of Every one got there own Agenda

In slide 1 looking from a lighter vein, Polytics could be even a more dangerous version than Politics as Poly refers to multidimensional !!!

To conclude with a note to Mr Ganesh Ramachandran --

You have really conveyed a very effective message to the readers.

May your good work continue.

V.Raghunathan………………………………………………………………………………………Navi Mumbai
6th August 2012 From India
I salute you Mr.Raghunathan for your critical analysis. You have a prying and probing eyes and a decency to put the corrections so smoothly. This post of yours simply tells me more about you. I want to establish friendly relationship with you. Please communicate to me 'lime.ganesh@gmail.com'
I always mention relevant Thirukurual in all my training programs. Thiruvalluvar talked much much about Management and very few people like you know this. Your additions really impressed me much and make me feel why and how I left those things.
Once again I express my elation over your post and thank you very much for the comments and inputs. It was always a pride to receive feed back from people like you.
Ganesh Ramachandran
7th August 2012 From India, Tiruppur
Good piece of thoughts, put togather based on experience. Rule book on Dos & Donts for the new bosses, no HR book teaches. My compliments for such wonderful job. Regards Rajesh Jha
20th August 2012 From India, Delhi
Dear Sir,
Thank you so much for sharing this. Your effort has given the best outcome and the way you have presented it is commendable. Its a well thought, well prepared presentation which should be studies and implemented by all employees as well as management. Hats off to your hard work and its very clear from the presentation that this is the pure outcome of your experience.Once again thanks for sharing such an excellent presentation to us.
Thanks & Regards,
Swapna pramod
23rd August 2012 From India, Ahmadabad
Thank you Swapna.... No one can set aside this as an empty eulogy as you simply poured out your thoughts. Such healthy and constructive comments really make me come out with more such stuff.
Thanks and regards,
Ganesh Ramachandran
Founder: LIME

23rd August 2012 From India, Tiruppur
your presentation is mind blowing- it englobes the politics of the office and the main culprit like someone says is the boss who intentionally creates these kind of environment thinking that if it is so then they can really lead the staff, which is false. i know a place where the divide and rule policy works, put the incompetent in charge to destabilitize the competent ones. it is sad but what can be done, except either play the game or get out, which is harder in down economic time. thanks again. love it.
28th August 2012 From Mauritius
Dear Sir,
Your presentation on Office Politics is wonderful,contains tons of useful information which can be applied at work place.Each and every slide with pictures speak for themselves,bringing out such a presentation with so much clarity and solutions to problems. Sir, i thank you for sharing such a enlightening presentation on Office Politics.
24th January 2013 From India, Bangalore
Dear Sir,
I am writing this review after reading your entire document, I must say you have put in your full experience and made the document excellent. Thanks for sharing the same.
CS Mukesh Tank
25th January 2013 From India, Mumbai
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