No matter what job you’re in, there will always be office politics. You have to know who your allies are and who will need more persuading. It doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact if used correctly one can foster a better relationship by playing to the distractors, understanding why they aren’t with you and compromising where possible. Additionally, knowing whom your allies are and their relationship with others can make all the difference. It’s a small world. You might not be able to reach someone but perhaps your friends can. If you are all working towards the same goal greater things can be accomplished.