Fear of nasty office politics creeping up in your organization? Read about five clues from Facebook to prevent destructive office politics: 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.
Startups don’t always fail because of a bad product or no market. Most of the time it’s due to human factors. The awesome part about realizing this is that it’ll help you avoid making these mistakes with your own team.