Five tactics to keep company culture healthy.
Look for empire builders, self-servers, and whiners in the hiring process — and don’t hire them.
Take the incentive out of “climbing the ladder.”
Be open and transparent, and create opportunities for voices to be heard.
Make everyone accountable, so personal bias can’t creep into decision making.
Train your leaders to effectively manage politics out of conversations.
At Facebook, we’ve found these tactics helpful in maintaining a productive company culture. Interoffice maneuvering is a distraction. Working to stop politics before it starts results in a stronger organization and empowered, motivated teams.