How to succeed with office politics and regionalism ?
I don't know how to handle office politics. In the last cycle I was promoted and started handling a team. Apart from me the team and my manager are all from the same state. They are almost like a clan and my team keeps on reaching out to my manager at all times without keeping me in the loop. I have tried to be a fair and friendly boss but they just cut me out from many important things. I have a feeling my manager and the team is planning to remove me. He never approves any hire from another region. No matter how good the candidate he just likes candidates who are from his state.