1. Written rule: It’s a meritocracy.Unwritten rule: Getting promoted is not just about who does the best job.
Politics and loyalty and favors play a large part in the decision-making process. At best, companies place 80% of their decision to promote based on performance and 20% on relationships and politics; more likely it’s 50/50. What does it take to get promoted or hired in your company? Learn the rules to get ahead.