Naked CIO: Office politics? And you thought you were above it all...

What place should power, ego and pride play in business decisions?

When you think you're acting in the interests of the business, that's the moment to ask yourself whether you're really just being political, says the Naked CIO.

I had a new IT operations manager start a few months ago. Over a pint last week he began talking about workplace politics. He said in his first couple of days at work several colleagues mentioned there were no politics or agendas at our company.

But he thought this observation was the first warning sign that the opposite may be true.

To say politics doesn't factor into a role is na