Are nasty office politics creeping up in your organization? In his article Jay Parikh, global head of engineering and infrastructure at Facebook, outlines five clues to prevent destructive office politics in any company: 1. Look for empire builders, self-servers, and whiners in the hiring process — and don’t hire them; 2. Take the incentive out of “climbing the ladder;” 3. Be open and transparent, and create opportunities for voices to be heard; 4. Make everyone accountable, so personal bias can’t creep into decision making; 5. Train your leaders to effectively manage politics out of conversations.